Article Title

The Boy in the Dress


Lisa Packard


Soccer, Different, Acceptance, Courage, Single Parent, Disguise, Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, David Walliams, Quentin Blake

Document Type

Book Review


Ever since his mother left him, Dennis has been lonely and bored. It's difficult for him to be tough and play soccer, but he soon discovers a passion for fashion by reading Vogue magazine. And his world changes when he meets Lisa, a fashionista. Lisa convinces Dennis to wear a dress to school, posing as a French exchange student named Denise. Although it was fun, he is caught by the headmaster and expelled from school, disqualifying him from playing in the final soccer tournament. Thankfully, Lisa helps him become a part of the school again by dressing up the entire soccer team and discovering the headmaster's secret of dressing up. Dennis's family finally accepts him for who he is, even if it is a little different.