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The Bora-Bora Dress: 05/31/12

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The Bora-Bora Dress by Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrated by Catherine Stock is about a sensible girl who has no desire to wear a dress being forced to wear a dress her Aunt Fiona's party. After lots and lots of hideous dresses, she finds a magical dress made in Bora-Bora.

My daughter picked this story out. She likes wearing dresses. I don't. And I'm at a stage in my life that I've decided never to wear another dress again. I don't even own any dresses or skirts. So I felt sad when there was no compromise at all for Lindsay. It was wear a dress or don't go. Why not a nice suit?

Lindsay's Bora-Bora dress is in fact magical. The pattern changes according to the scenery at hand. The colorful illustrations capture this magic nicely. I just wish there could have been a different outcome.

Three stars

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