Oliver Button Is A Star
Ideal for Grades: 4 - 8
Duration: 45 minutes
©2002 Hunt & Scagliotti
"Oliver Button Is A Star" is a heartwarming story about a boy who is ridiculed by his
parents and peers simply because he'd rather sing and dance than play sports or engage in
activities 'normal' boys enjoy. It is a simple story that teaches a powerful lesson about
embracing differences, nurturing talent and striving to achieve one's dreams'. Bullying
and Gender Stereotypes: Tomie dePaola's classic children's book "Oliver Button is a Sissy"
is retold in this innovative program on gender stereotypes and bullying. This delightful and colorful program braids animation, classroom footage, music, performance, traditional storytelling and home movies with childhood memories from dePaola, arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin and dancer Bill T. Jones. A MUST use for educators who are concerned about a safe environment for their students.
"I want to pass along my admiration for what you are providing with this resource. The
messages about handling differences fill a gap that exists in educational materials. Thank
Joanne McDaniel, Director, Center for the Prevention of School Violence
"The makers of Oliver Button is a STAR are to be commended. In today's world of school
shootings and hate crimes, Oliver's lesson is not one we can afford to ignore."
—Jake Lilien, Daily Collegian
"ALL of my teachers must see this program."
—Gwen Agna, Principal, Jackson Elementary School
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