The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Picture this. As a rule, there is no uniform in your school. There is a girl in your class who arrives every morning in the same blue dress. One fine afternoon in the playground, she shares with you all that she has a hundred dresses in her closet.
How would you react? Would you laugh or call her a liar? Or would you let her be in her imagination?
Today when children are studying with kids from economically weaker sections of the society, A Hundred Dresses is a book we must all make them read. So that they understand what goes on the other side, the side which is not all sad and depressing. If seen with eyes of wonder, these kids with less money but many dreams can belong to a beautiful world as well. Written over 70 years ago, the story of Wanda has the power to move hearts and show a perspective to children. Not to forget it reinforces the power of imagination we all have irrespective of our background.
For children 8+