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Dress Up and Let's Have a Party (Hardcover)
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John and his friends come together for a party, using the everyday things around them to construct inventive costumes on the spot. Pots and pans, an empty soap box, your mother's clothes--these are all things you can wear to a dress-up party Playing dress-up is a way to be a new self and to imagine for a moment that you are different from who you really are. It's a way to be extravagant or silly, a way to surprise yourself and have a great time
Written by the prolific and beloved Remy Charlip, Dress Up and Let's Have a Party is a clever, playful reminder that the potential for fun is always at hand. Originally published in the United States in 1956, Dress Up and Let's Have A Party was his first book.
About the Author
Remy Charlip was the writer and illustrator of such beloved children's books as Dress Up and Let's Have a Party and Fortunately!, in addition to being an artist, choreographer, teacher, and founding member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He was a graduate of Cooper Union, where he studied fine arts. Charlip viewed his wide-ranging artistic endeavors as similar in spirit, calling them all forms of "internal dance." He wrote or illustrated dozens of children's books, winning three New York Times Best Illustrated Books awards and a first prize for illustration at the Bologna Book Fair.