February 5, 2010
Rainbow Rumpus — “the magazine for kids with LGBT parents” — has written not one, but two excellent reviews of Marcus Ewert and Rex Ray’s 10,000 Dresses: one for kids, and one for parents.
For parents: “Though we usually stick to reviewing books about kids with LGBT families, we decided to break our own rule this month to tell you about 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert. This is partly because it is such a unique children’s book, featuring a young transgender protagonist, but it’s also great for any kid who knows someone who is different or who may feel a little different themselves sometimes.”
For children (or inner children): “10,000 Dresses is a great book for any kid who has ever felt a little bit different. Everybody needs friends who will accept them for who they are. When Bailey meets another little girl named Laurel, it looks as if she has finally found someone who thinks her ideas for dresses are awesome. Will Laurel help Bailey make her dream of dresses come true? You will have to read 10,000 Dresses to find out!”