Book Review/Giveaway: Polka-dot Fixes Kindergarten. Ends June 22nd
Polka-dot Fixes Kindergarten by Catherine Urdahl and illustrated by Mai S. Kemble
About the Book: With her fix-it-kit in tow, Polka-dot is ready for her first day of kindergarten. Or is she? Duct tape, runny soap and dotted bandages worked wonders for Polka-dot’s scrapes and snafus at home. But they’re not quite a match for her kindergarten catastrophes. And when it comes to dealing with stripe-loving, mean-mount Liz, Polka-dot finds herself in a fix that requires something more…
My Review: Polka-dot’s grandpa fixes everything for her. When her favorite dress was torn her grandpa would mend it with duct tape, when she smeared her ladybug tattoo, he scrubbed it off with runny soap and when she fell he was there to put a dotted bandage on her wound.
On her first day of kindergarten her grandpa gives her a fix-it kit to take to school. Unfortunately, things didn’t seem to go too well for Polka-dot. During art class things got messy and Polka-dot decided to fix it by using runny soap but the mess just got messier. And she had to deal with mean mouth Liz, who kept picking on her. When Liz’ dress got ripped on at the playground Polka-dot knew what to do. She took the duct tape out of her fix-it kit and stuck the tape on Liz’s ripped dress. Mean girl Liz and Polka-dot became friends and worked together in art class.
Children can be mean but there is always one who will stand up to a bully with kindness. This is a perfect book not only for the home but for classroom reading. The watercolor and pencil illustrations by Mai Kemble helps bring the story to life. A highly recommend book for children of all ages.
Ages: 4 and up
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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Ends June 22th, 2012
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