Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores

Horace and Morris but mostly Dolores

by James Howe, Amy Walrod
     
 

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Horace, Morris, and Dolores do everything together and know that they will be Friends Forever...until one day, when Horace and Morris become part of an exclusive boys' club and Dolores finds herself left out. Soon, she, too, finds her own club, where no boys are allowed and girls are supposed to have fun doing girl stuff. But after a while, Horace and Morris and

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Horace, Morris, and Dolores do everything together and know that they will be Friends Forever...until one day, when Horace and Morris become part of an exclusive boys' club and Dolores finds herself left out. Soon, she, too, finds her own club, where no boys are allowed and girls are supposed to have fun doing girl stuff. But after a while, Horace and Morris and Dolores realize they aren't happy at all doing what everyone in their clubs seems to enjoy. They miss each other. Is it too late to be friends again?
Join these three charming mouse friends as they learn to do what they like, rather than what others say they should like.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Best friends Horace, Morris, and Dolores are adventurous mice who do everything together: They "sail the seven sewers," climb "Mount Ever-Rust," and dare to go where no mouse has gone before. But everything changes when Horace and Morris join "Mega-Mice," a club that doesn't allow girls. They don't really want to be apart from Dolores, but as Horace points out, "A boy mouse must do what a boy mouse must do."

Left with no other choice, Dolores decides that "a girl mouse must do what a girl mouse must do," and resolutely joins the "Cheese Puffs," herself. Despite missing each other, Dolores and the boys each go to their respective clubs, day after day. Finally, Dolores decides she's had enough. While the other dainty members of the Cheese Puffs are discussing "how to get a fella using mozzarella," she boldly announces, "I'm bored." Sick and tired of making things out of cheese, and desperate to build a fort or do something adventurous, she quits the club. Ultimately, a girl named Chloris joins her, and together, they convince the boys to go exploring with them. The final page of the book depicts all of the mice together, in front of a new clubhouse — where everyone is allowed.

Filled with bold, bright, humorous illustrations that complement James Howe's clever text, HORACE AND MORRIS BUT MOSTLY DOLORES is an empowering book for both girls and boys. It stresses the importance of being true to yourself — and to your friends — and reinforces the fact that girls don't always like doing "girl stuff" and that boys and girls can have plenty of fun playing together. Insum,this fresh and funny book encourages kids to do what they like to do — rather than what others say they should like.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689318740
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,116,470
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

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