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Bill's New Frock

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  909 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
One morning, almost as if in a dream, Billy wakes up to find that he has turned into a girl! His mother casually dresses him in a pink dress and sends him off to school, where he realizes how differently girls are treated. A unique story that will serve as a springboard for discussions among young readers.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Egmont Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1989)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Bill's New Frock, Anne Fine
عنوان: پیراهن تازهی بیل ؛ نویسنده: آن فاین؛ مترجم: معصومه انصاریان؛ تهران، نشر قطره، 1390، در 84 ص، مصور، 9786001192906؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bill wakes up to learn he is a girl. His mom dresses him in a lovely frock and he is off into his day.

Never heavy-handed, never pedantic, this book is a nice excursion into another gender, and a thoughtful one.
Kirsty Grant
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. In a nutshell, the protagonist wakes up one day and he is a girl. I guess that the reader has just to accept that because there is no indication as to whether Bill was actually a girl in the first place or if he actually physically changed. Fine explores gender inequality in her book as Bill is faced with a variety of obstacles that force him to see the way that girls are treated. I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on the pink dress and the impracticality of wearing such an i ...more
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Un libro que me parece que tiene mucha más chicha de la que puede parecer en un principio. No sé si será por leer este libro en este momento pero creo que hay una lectura profunda de todo esto.
Jashim Uddin
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine

This book is about a little boy called Bill Simpson. One morning, almost as if in a dream, Bill wakes up to discover that he is a girl and no one realises that, not even his own cat! His mum casually dresses him in a pink dress and sends him off to school. So Bill is forced to continue his day at school as a girl. The day is filled with adventures and events that Bill has never before encountered and is a huge learning curve for him. At school Bill is faced with a va
One morning, Bill Simpson wakes up to find that he is a girl. His mother forces him to put on a pretty pink frock with fiddly shell buttons, and then he has to go to school. At school that day, he faces the reality that girls are treated very differently from boys whilst he struggles in vain to stop his dress getting dirty.

I'm reading this one for two reasons: firstly, I loved this story in my childhood, and secondly, I might be writing a conference paper on it, so I've been reading it with a ve
Livash Ramduth
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
My third review is of Anne Fines story, Bills New Frock that was first published in 1989. The story utilises the idea of waking up having swapped gender. This is a really popular idea, as illustrated by numerous other media products which employ this type of storyline.
The story centres around boy named Bill Simpson, who wakes up one morning to find he is unknowingly morphed into a girl. Upon waking up and finding himself in this peculiar situation, Bill seeks his mum for help but all she offers
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Bills New Frock by Anne Fine. There were a lot of funny bits including when Bill wakes up to find he's a girl! This book is a hilarious and funny book, one of the best written by Anne Fine.
I remember reading this book when I was in year 6 I found this book so engaging I had to finish it within a few days. It is a novel about Bill who wakes up one morning to find that he is a girl. His mum makes him wear a pink frilly dress to school. Bill is so confused because he knows he is a boy not a girl so what an earth is going on. Bill finds is so strange being a girl and everything is so different. He spends his day being forced to keep his dress clean but eventually it gets ruined. when ...more
Anna (BooksandBookends)
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
I can remember reading this book as a young child and being throughly entertained by Anne Fine's marvellous writing style. She has a brilliantly witty narrative which completely engaged my young self.

The story centres around the protagonist, Bill, who wakes up to find he has woken up as the opposite gender. Shocked and confused, the antics he gets up to are entertaining and enthralling to read. One of Fine's best work and it really is a timeless book. Being forced to wear a pink frilly dress an
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Though readers often find themselves inadvertently laughing aloud as they read Anne Fine's novels, as she herself admits, "a lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises serious social issues. Growing up is a long and confusing business. I try to show that the battle through the chaos is worthwhile and can, at times, be seen as very funny." In 1994, this unique combination of humour and r ...more
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