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Listening to others

Dressed in the Best

Dressed in the Best - The Emperors New Clothes - Parenting tools - Converation with kids - Fairytale Fraud - Katie Pye - Headstart thinking -

Follow Emperor Boxham's journey

as he learns he isn't always right!

When arrogant Emperor Boxham refuses to believe that he is parading in just underwear, he sets out to market his 'special new clothing'. 

Help your child learn the value of humility, listening to others and being a learner with this hilarious retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes. 

Get started into a conversation about:

  • arrogance and humility

  • the value of other's perspectives

  • backing down when we are wrong

  • being a lifelong learner

Fans are saying...

This book is great for teaching kids to listen to others, be open to other people's perspectives, and admit when they are wrong. My 9 year old read it on his own and laughed. Very funny!
     - L. Dwyer, verified review

My daughter and I giggled throughout the entire story. The rhymes are really fun and well-written. This is one we will read again and again! Love it!
     - Andi Ketch, verified review

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Keep the momentum!

Keep the conversations going with these gratitude-themed resources, designed to grow family fun and connection while tapping into the fairy tale magic!

Meal Mats

Have dinner with a difference using a humility-themed 'Meal Mat'. 

Listening pack

Set out on a family mission to listen to each other, with challenges, activities, templates and printables

Free resources

Click on the images below to download a FREE PDF for personal or classroom use. 

Fairytale Fraud Journal Dressed in the Best Emperor's New Clothes Author Katie Pye
Dressed in the Best - Emperor's New Clothes Retelling - Fairytale Fraud - Katie Pye - Growth Mindset - Lifelong Learner
Listening and Learning Questions - Dressed in the Best - Emperor's New Clothes Retelling -

Emperor Boxham's Fairytale Journal

A fun way to illustrate to children the value of journalling! Meet Emperor Boxham again, as he comically reflects on the importance of listening to others!

'Dressed in the Best!' Classroom Guide

Ready made ideas for introducing the book into your classroom.

Learner Tips

Help your child be a ready learner with these learner tips straight from Emperor Boxham! 

Conversation starters

Discuss and debate with these gratitude-themed conversation prompts. 

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