“Oliver Button Is a Sissy” is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. The story follows the life of a young boy named Oliver Button, who is often teased by his peers for his interests in activities that are traditionally considered feminine, such as singing and dancing. Despite the criticism, Oliver remains true to himself and eventually finds a way to express his talents in a school talent show, where he wows the audience with his performance. The book touches on themes of self-acceptance, gender roles, and bullying, promoting the idea that everyone should be free to express themselves in their own unique way.
This 30 page ready-to-use ELA resources reading and activities packet is for Oliver Button Is A Sissy by Tomie dePaola. A great story to share with your class and to discuss bullying and how it makes people feel.
. Before/during/after activities
. Character traits and comparisons
. Vocabulary work
. Writing prompts/assessments
. Partner work and discussion
. Bulletin board activities/ideas
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