She wants them. She needs them. She loves them. Earrings! What won’t a girl do to finally get her ears pierced? Find out in this delightful tale that perfectly captures the yearnings of a young girl in desperate need of beautiful, glorious earrings!
The illustrations in this story are colorful and fun. The story is an ...more
Here in Canada, anyway, most people these days seem fine with getting their children's ears pierced early on (I was 5-ish, one of my cousins was a few months old. A co-worker who moved here from the Philippines said that her daughters had their ears pierced a few days or hours after birth, in the hospital.), it's not really considered something that's a big deal. It seems odd for the parents in the book to be so conservative.
It's okay, but I don't know how much c ...more
What a great book, and a great memory of a wonderful teacher.
The story really makes you think (spoiler alert) it will end with a little girl wearing a pair of beautiful earrings in her freshly pierced ears but it ends with the real life situation of a little girls still dreaming about her pierced ears.
Great book to introduce during persuasive writing week.
My mom bought it for me for Christmas one year. Surprise! I was going to get my ears pierced.
Even though the earrings didn't stick (I was too young to take care of them myself.), I read the book over and over again.
Then, when my sisters got old enough, I read it to them.