Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

by Margaret Chodos-Irvine


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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: 9781328886163
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 181,562
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)
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 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
ashleywoody on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Ella Sarah is getting dressed and wants to wear a crazy outfit that her mom, dad, and sister don¿t approve of. They all suggest that she wears something else, but she tells them no! She puts on the clothes she wants to wear anyways and she fits in with her friends who are all wearing their own individual crazy outfits too. Personal Reaction:I thought this story was cute! Everyone at some time has wanted to wear some crazy outfit that others don¿t approve of but we do it anyways because it¿s what he want to do. I think this book shows a great deal of independence on the behalf of Ella Sarah and lets her be herself- which I think every kid needs to do. I really loved the pictures in this book with the bright colors, and I can see how it is a great Caldecott book. Extension Ideas:1) Have the students discuss how important it is to be who they are even if they want to wear silly outfits and ask them if they have ever had something like this happen to them. 2) Have the students draw one of their favorite outfits and then present it to the class.
KaseyPlumbtree on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summery: This book is about a little girl named Ella, she decides she wants to ear this crazy outfit for the day. It consist of pink polka- dot pants, dress with orange and greed flowers, purple and blue striped socks, yellow shoes, and a red hat. Ella¿s mom, dad and sister try to talk her out of this crazy outfit. But Ella just insists that she wear it. Her friends come over and they love Ella¿s outfit and they too had on crazy outfits of their own style.Personal Reaction: This book is so fun for children, it tells them they can have their very own personality and be their own person and express themselves.Classroom Extension ideas: To let kids express them selves in a painting for ten minutes. Class discussion on what they believe makes them different than everyone else.
mlboliver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Ella Sarah Gets Dressed" by Margaret Chodos-Irvine is a cute book about a headstrong little girl, Ella Sarah, who demands to dress herself for the day. Although she wants to wear polka dots, striped socks, and a mismatched hat, it doesn't matter to Ella Sarah because she thinks it's pretty and that is all that matters to her. She doesn't care what others think. At the end of the book when her friends show up at her house to play mismatched as well, the reader gets to let out a little laugh. This book is precious to me. As a parent, too many times do I redirect my son to change his clothes after he has picked out his outfit for they day. After reading this book, it saddens me that I would think so frivolously about what other people would think of him based on his outward appearance. I love the fact that Ella Sarah is comfortable with herself and enjoys wearing colorful clothes that represent her sassy, bright personality. Ella Sarah is trying to be independent in a world that is to concerned with appearances. It may be a fun and interesting idea for a Pre-K or Kindergarten class to have an entire day of school were they are aloud to where what they want to school, within reason, without there parents help. A note could be sent home to parents asking them to participate in allowing the children to pick out their own clothes to celebrate Ella Sarah's independence and theirs as well.
ht107821 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ella Sarah wants to wear clothes that just do not in any way match. This book is absolutly cute, ever little girl will fall in love with this book. Ella Sarah is very independant and wants to wear her own clothes. He whole family tells her that she needs to wear a certain outfit. Although, being that she is so independent she still wants to wear her own style of clothes.A great extention idea would be dress your own style day for the children.
simss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about ella sarah who argues that she wants to where a certain outfit.My personal experience as a child I would argue with my parents about what I would where and after awhile my parents would give into me and let me where what I wanted.Classroom extensions are have students talk about their favorite outfit they like to where.
mdelaney03 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ella wants to wear a very colorful, bright outfit, but her mom, dad, and sister all this she should wear something else. However, even after they have given her advice, she refuses to listen and after dressing herself in her new outfit, her friends arrive and they are in equally crazy clothes.
ENeal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Ella Sarah Gets Dressed¿ by Margaret Chodos-Irvine is a Contemporary Realistic Fiction. It is about a girl Ella who wants to dress herself and all her family members try to get her to choose a different outfit. In the end all she got to wear what she wanted to and her friends came over and loved her outfit. I thought this book was so cute! This book is very personable. I remember my mom trying to get me to want to wear something else. I think it is important for children to express their own personality and to have SOME say in what they wear. This book can be used at home or in the classroom to show children that it is okay to express their personality in anyway they can.
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!