William's Doll

William's Doll

Book - 1972
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"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden--a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."--School Library Journal

More than anything, William wants a doll. "Don't be a creep," says his brother. "Sissy, sissy," chants the boy next door. Then one day someone really understands William's wish, and make it easy for others to understand, too. William gets a doll, so he can learn to be a loving parent someday.

Written by beloved author Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by Newbery Medal-winning author and Caldecott Honor Book illustrator William P#65533;ne du Bois, William's Doll was published in 1972 and was one of the first picture books to deal with gender stereotypes.

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1972]
ISBN: 9780060270483
Characteristics: 30 p. col. illus. 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Pène du Bois, William 1916-1993


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Apr 18, 2010

Fantastic story about a boy who wants a doll so he can learn to be a father.

Sep 25, 2009

William likes his ball and his trucks, but he wants a doll more than anything. And he gets one. And the earth doesn't open up and swallow him. An early classic. If I taught preschool or kindergarten, I'd definitely share this book with my class early in the year.


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