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published: Sep 2017
ISBN:9781554519545
publisher: Annick Press

I Love My Purse

by Belle DeMont, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

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list price: $21.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Sep 2017
ISBN:9781554519545
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Charlie loves his bright red purse, so why does everyone else have a problem with it?

Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First his father, then his friends, and even the crossing guard question him about his “strange” choice. After all, boys don’t carry purses. But Charlie isn’t deterred. Before long, his unselfconscious determination starts to affect those around him. His father puts on his favorite Hawaiian shirt to go to work, his friend Charlotte paints her face, and the crossing guard wears a pair of sparkly shoes. Thanks to Charlie, everyone around him realizes that it isn’t always necessary to conform to societal norms. It’s more important to be true to yourself.

With its humorous, energetic illustrations, this book is sure to entertain young readers. It can also be used to open a discussion on gender roles.

About the Authors

Belle DeMont

BELLE DEMONT est auteure et illustratrice de Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Jamais sans mon sac à main! est son premier livre jeunesse.

BELLE DEMONT is a writer and illustrator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is her first book.

SONJA WIMMER is an award-winning German illustrator and storyteller from Munich.

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Sonja Wimmer

SONJA WIMMER est une illustratrice qui a déjà remporté plusieurs prix littéraires. Elle vit à Munich, en Allemagne.

SONJA WIMMER is an award-winning German illustrator and storyteller from Munich.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Joint winner, Storytelling World Award
  • Joint winner, Children’s Literature Recommended Lists, Wisconsin State Reading Association
  • Short-listed, Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award
  • Winner, Eric Hoffer Award, 1st Runner-up
  • Joint winner, Top 10 Recommended Reads, TD Summer Reading Club
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Storytelling World Award
  • Joint winner, Notable Books for a Global Society
  • Joint winner, National Parenting Product Award
  • Joint winner, Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award, Silver
  • , Blue Spruce Award
  • , Rainforest of Reading Award
  • , Cybils Blogger’s Award
Editorial Reviews

“Affirming of gender nonconformity.”

— Kirkus Reviews, 07/15/17

“Refreshing and enjoyable, full of colorful and eye-catching illustrations. There is a good amount of diversity to keep the book from falling into a stereotypically white construct like so many others that look to gender or sexuality.” 

— CM Reviews, 11/24/17

“A lovely, light-hearted tale about breaking from the norm.”

— Resource Links, 12/17

“Delightfully inspiring.” 

— Foreword Reviews, *starred review, 09/17

“A winner for families and schools being more inclusive about breaking gender norms.” 

— Waking Brain Cells, 10/03/17

“With his polite determination not to conform to other people’s gender expectations, Charlie is the heart of this delightful story.”

— Quill & Quire, *starred review, 09/17

“A wonderful story about self-expression.” 

— CanLit for Little Canadians, 08/14/17

“Kudos to Charlie for his non-conformist ways. We could all take a lesson, and teach a lesson by sharing this book with our kids.” 

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/16/18

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