Every-Day Dress-Up (Hardcover)

By Selina Alko

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375860928, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011



It's no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of costumes inspired by great women in history.
"Now dressing up is an adventure
When, every day of the week,
I am a daring new dame "
From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of jazz Ella Fitzgerald, our protagonist pays homage to the women who came before her and imagines herself in their shoes. Maybe someday she'll inspire little girls with her own gown of greatness.

About the Author

SELINA ALKO is the acclaimed author-illustrator of "I'm Your Peanut Butter Big Brother" and "B Is for Brooklyn," and the illustrator of the beloved "My Subway Ride" and "My Taxi Ride." She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.