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A Dress for Me!

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A little hippo shops for a new dress
Hardcover, 21 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
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Roberta Gibson
Aug 30, 2012 Roberta Gibson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
I have a confession to make: I live in an all male household. Yes, even the cats are boys. Sometimes I really, really need a “girly-girl” fix. The picture book A Dress for Me! by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Mike Laughead is a perfect anecdote to all the maleness that surrounds me.

If you remember the fast-paced romp Shoes For Me! you know what to expect when Hippo goes on a shopping adventure. Told in flawless rhyme, this time Hippo is search of a new dress for school. Sometimes shopping is not
Jeanette W.
Sep 20, 2012 Jeanette W. rated it it was amazing
Over the summer, I was on the lookout for a few good books to introduce to my students. I found one they are sure to love, “A Dress for Me!” by Sue Fleiss, illustrated by Mike Laughead. My students loved the adorable young hippo from her earlier book, “Shoes for Me!” Now the hippo is back and as charming as ever. The book begins,

School is starting
I’ve grown tall
Time to buy new
clothes for fall.

“Should we shop now?”
I say, “Yes!”
Mom says I can
choose a dress!

With the wide variety of dresses to sele
Aug 14, 2012 Lorna rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Original post and giveaway at my blog: Not For Lunch Review
The book opens with Little Hippo’s mother pointing out that school is starting soon, and she needs a new dress. Hippo happily takes on the shopping challenge as she tries on lots of dresses that are just so delightful to her. Soon, however, she becomes overwhelmed and a bit frustrated by the choices and even limits from her mother. Will Hippo ever find that perfect dress, or will her and her mom have to call it a day, as even the best sh
Apr 08, 2013 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
Author: Sue Fliess
Illustrator: Mike Laughead

Hippo and Mom are off on another shopping spree to find the perfect dress for Fall. A growth spurt or a new season is the ideal reason to go buy something new to wear. The girls team up and have some "girl bonding" time together as they search and hopefully bag that ideal dress. Rather than being overwhelmed by the huge selections of styles, designs, sparkles or no sparkles, straps or strapless, this colour or that ... the possibilities presented to th
Miss Sarah
Apr 18, 2016 Miss Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clothes, shopping
A little girl (rhinoceros) goes back to school shopping with her mom. She tries on many different types of dresses till she gets the right one. Rhymed and moved fast. So cute.
Dec 03, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Join Hippo on her second shopping excursion...this time to find the perfect dress! She tries on every color, pattern, and style:

Stripes and checkers,
spots and plaids,
ruffled trim with shoulder pads.

And just as it seems time is running out, she spots one more:

That one hanging--
way up high!
One last dress
I have to try!

Will it be the one? I invite you to read it and find out!
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Sue Fliess (pronounced "fleece") is a children's book author, freelance writer, and former Sr. Copywriter for eBay.
Here's a list of her books (available now and forthcoming):
Shoes for Me!, Amazon Children's Publishing
A Dress for Me!, Amazon Children's Publishing
Tons of Trucks, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Robots, Robots, Everywhere!, Little Golden Books
A Gluten-Free Birthday for Me!, Albert Whitman
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