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.