Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Chodos-Irvine Margaret

Ella Sarah may be little, but she has a BIG sense of style—and it isn't at all like that of her mother, father, and older sister. Yet they all want her to dress just like them! Ella Sarah will have none of it—and when her flamboyantly dressed friends arrive, it's clear that Ella Sarah's favorite outfit is just right for her. Written and illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, this spirited, Caldecott Honor-winning story
will gently nudge young children toward independence—providing plenty of exuberant colors and patterns to identify along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152164133
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/31/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 408,091
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Xanner More than 1 year ago
Love the book, it was one of my daughters favorites. The lesson is a basic concept but an important one. People need to be who they are, and in this instance, dress how they feel. We should let them use their creative minds to express themselves. It was actaully given to us as a gift originally when my daughter was about 3, and every copy we have bought, has been a gift for someone else. So, partly thanks to this book, I have had my own Ella Sarah since the beginning and I have respected her originality! Thanks Cousin Louise for introducing us to it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this beautiful book, 'Ella Sarah Gets Dressed', by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Ella gets dressed for a tea party. Everybody tells her, 'Wear this, wear that!'. Ella Sarah does not want to wear those silly outfits. She wants to wear her 'pink polka-dotted pants, her dress with orange and green flowers, her purple and blue striped socks, her yellow shoes and her red hat!'. She finally got dressed and was out the door. Her friends thought her outfit was snazzy! I would recommend this book to girls because girls normally wear snazzy outfits. I hope you have fun reading this book, it's a great one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed is a 2004 Caldecott Honor Book. This book is a realistic fiction and is appropriate for infants through to preschool age children. This is a cute story about an ¿strong willed¿ little girl who wants to pick out her own clothes. When Ella Sarah got up one morning she said, ¿I want to wear my pink polka-dot pants, my dress with orange-and-green flowers, my purple-and-blue striped socks, my yellow shoes, and my red hat¿. Throughout the book you see her family one-by-one trying to encourage Ella Sarah to wear something else, but Ella Sarah has different plans. This book is written and illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. She is illustrated Buzz and Apple Pie Fourth of July. Ms. Chodos-Irvine lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters. Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. Ella Sarah Gets Dressed. New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2003
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wore an outfit that you liked, but your family didn't? Read Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, and you can find out whether or not her family liked her outfit! However according to the book 'Ella Sarah thought her outfit was just right' and you know what? 'So did her friends.' Margaret Chodos-Irvine wrote this book, she lives in Seattle Washington and illustrates many of her own works. Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. Ella Sarah Gets Dressed. New York: Harcourt, 2003.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although Ella Sarah was only a little girl, she had a very big unique sense of style. When Ella Sarah picked out the outfit that she wanted to wear, ¿my pink polka-dot pants, my dress with orange-and-green flowers, my purple-and-blue striped socks, my yellow shoes, and my red hat¿, each one of her family members tried to convince her to wear something else, but each time she said ¿no.¿ Would she ever find something that her parents would let her wear? Ella Sarah Gets Dressed is a great book for children who are learning to develop their own independence (and especially for children who are learning to dress themselves). The little girl in the book picked out her own unique outfit to wear, but just because her family didn¿t think it was ¿normal¿, they tried to make her wear something else. This book teaches children that it is okay to develop your own sense of individuality when you are developing your independence. It also teaches them that it is okay to like different things, even if others don¿t like it life would be boring if every one dressed and acted exactly the same. Margaret Chodos-Irvine lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and their two daughters. She wrote the book Ella Sarah Gets Dressed after a friend suggested that she write a book about how difficult it was to get her daughter dressed (for her daughter was picky about her clothes and would only wear what she wanted to wear). Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. Ella Sarah Gets Dressed. New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2003. RL: Infants to PreK
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I thought, Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, was about a little girl that her family was too embarrassed to let her out of the house in the outfit she picked out. I thought it was good that no matter who tried to persuade Ella Sarah differently she always stayed with what she wanted. She was an independent little girl that could make up her own mine about what she wanted to do. I believe this book will teach children that it is okay to be different and you like something that someone else does not. Margaret Chodos-Irvine is the author and illustrator of Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, a Caldecott Honor Book, and the illustrator of several other highly praised picture books. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, is about a little girl that gets up one morning and picks out an outfit. None of her family members like the outfit and try to get her to wear something else. Each time Ella Sarah refuses to wear what her family picks out. In the end everything turns out okay and others like what she wears. ¿Ella Sarah thought her out was just right¿¿¿¿And so did her friends¿. This is the part of the story were Ella Sarah gets dressed and is admiring herself in the mirror. She thinks she looks good. Then, the doorbell rings and she goes to get the door. Her friends are at the door and dressed similar as she is. They like her outfit. Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. Ella Sarah Gets Dressed. New York: Harcourt Books, 2003. Grade Level: 2nd
Guest More than 1 year ago
A cute picture book that is a perfect fit for all kids! This story about a child getting dressed for the day describes everyone when they were a kid - all she wants to do is dress her way. We all have a little bit of Ella Sarah in us we just want to be ourselves. This is a great book to read to your kids and students!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very comical. It displayed the fight that a child will go through to wear what they want to, regardless of how silly it looks. It displays what children's priorities are, and how they do not step down. The pictures were wonderful and the story was very entertaining. It gives you the point of view from a child, and their feelings when the want to get dressed. I would definatly recommend this book to any person who has a young daughter who likes giggling, and same with yourself. The book has cute pictures and wording, and even an easy book to memorize! Ella Sarah Gets Dressed hopefully will find a place in the hearts of you and your child's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We first checked this book out at the library and now I am buying it for her for her birthday. This is my three-year-old daughter's favorite book! She has already memorized the book and giggles everytime Ella Sarah tells her family 'No!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Does your kid know better than you, when it comes to what she/he wants to wear? Celebrate that fashion sense with this adorable book! Great illustrations, and a wonderful little story!