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10,000 Dresses

The picture book 10,000 Dresses was written by Marcus Ewert and published in 2008. 
Author
Marcus Ewert
Grade Level

Source
10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert. Copyright © 2008 by Marcus Ewert. Reproduced with permission of Seven Stories Press.
Text Dependent Questions
Question
How does Bailey feel about the dresses in her dreams? Use words and phrases from the text to support your ideas.
Answer
Bailey loves them “with all her heart.”
Question
How does Bailey’s family react to her wanting to wear the dresses from her dreams? How does Bailey respond to
their reactions?
Answer
Bailey’s family is dismissive, telling her that she’s a boy, boys don’t wear dresses, and she shouldn’t talk about them
again. When her parents react, Bailey goes to her room, and when her brother reacts, she runs away.
Question
Describe Bailey’s meeting with Laurel. How does Laurel’s reaction to Bailey compare to Bailey’s family’s
reaction? How does Bailey respond to her time with Laurel?
Answer
Bailey finds Laurel making dresses and, together, they make a dress covered in mirrors. Laurel is accepting and
doesn’t question Bailey’s affinity for dresses. Bailey grins and is happy.