Friday, March 17, 2017

The Principal's New Clothes by Stephanie Calmenson

The Principal's New Clothes by Stephanie Calmenson and illustrated by Denise Brunkus is a fun take on the Emperor's New Clothes.

In this story, the principal, Mr Bundy, is snappy dresser. His students never miss a day of school because they want to see what he will be wearing. A couple of tricksters come to town and tell him that they will make him a suit out of a special fabric that "is invisible to anyone who is no good at his job or just plain stupid."

The principal tells people about this and no one, including himself, will admit that they cannot see the fabric because they don't want to be seen as no good or stupid.

The pictures by Denise Brunkus are quite fun in this story that shows that it is best to be honest.

This book is currently out of print, but you can still find it online for a good price. Michelle provided a copy for me. Thank you, Michelle.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

No comments:

Post a Comment