{"id":5626200455,"title":"Polka-dot Fixes Kindergarten","handle":"polka-dot-fixes-kindergarten","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/catherine-urdahl\" title=\"link to catherine urdahl's bio\"\u003eCatherine Urdahl\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/mai-s-kemble\" title=\"link to Mai Kemble's bio\"\u003eMai S. Kemble\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003ePolka-dot can fix anything . . . almost.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt's Polka-dot's first day of kindergarten and armed with her trusty fix-it kit, she's ready for anything. But when she gets to school, everything goes wrong! Duct tape, soap, and polka-dot bandages aren't enough to fix her kindergarten catastrophes. 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And with a kit just like his, Polka-dot heads off for her first day of school believing she can, too. But then she gets on the wrong side of Liz, a stripes-wearing girl, who feels that Polka-dot is taking the teacher’s attention away from her. The runny soap fails to clean up Polka-dot’s paint accident, and the spotted bandages fail to cheer her up at recess when Liz is still being mean to her. But the duct tape proves the handiest tool of all in rescuing Liz from some teasing and cementing the two girls’ future friendship. The classroom teacher is depressingly obtuse—she kindly reminds the girls several times about kindergarten rules but never seems to notice the hurtful things Liz is saying to Polka-dot, with the result that Polka-dot thinks she doesn’t care. Kemble’s watercolor-and–colored-pencil illustrations are best at portraying relationships and feelings. Children will recognize these kindergarteners immediately, while the air between the two girls fairly sparks.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKindergarten compassion and problem-solving rolled into one.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/polka-dot-fixes-kindergarten-cvr.jpg?v=1458077024\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/polka-dot-fixes-kindergarten-hires.zip?7205679365189356017\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-738-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-737-0\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-312-7 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 11\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Polka-dot Fixes Kindergarten

By: Catherine Urdahl / Illustrated by: Mai S. Kemble

Polka-dot can fix anything . . . almost.

It's Polka-dot's first day of kindergarten and armed with her trusty fix-it kit, she's ready for anything. But when she gets to school, everything goes wrong! Duct tape, soap, and polka-dot bandages aren't enough to fix her kindergarten catastrophes. And, when it comes to dealing with that meanie Liz, Polka-dot finds herself in a fix. Can she mend her relationship with her classmate?

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Catherine Urdahl, author

Catherine Urdahl is the author of Emma's Question and Polka-Dot Fixes Kindergarten. She lives in Minnesota.

Read more about Catherine.


Mai S. Kemble, illustrator

Mai S. Kemble has illustrated many children’s books, including Taylor’s Birthday Party, I Can Speak Bully, and The Moon and the Night Sweeper, which she also wrote. Mai lives in Portland, Oregon.

Read more about Mai.

  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2012

Kirkus Reviews

When Polka-dot encounters a mean girl on her first day of kindergarten, her confidence that she can fix anything is shaken.

Even armed with only some runny soap, duct tape and spotted bandages, Polka-dot’s Grandpa can fix anything. And with a kit just like his, Polka-dot heads off for her first day of school believing she can, too. But then she gets on the wrong side of Liz, a stripes-wearing girl, who feels that Polka-dot is taking the teacher’s attention away from her. The runny soap fails to clean up Polka-dot’s paint accident, and the spotted bandages fail to cheer her up at recess when Liz is still being mean to her. But the duct tape proves the handiest tool of all in rescuing Liz from some teasing and cementing the two girls’ future friendship. The classroom teacher is depressingly obtuse—she kindly reminds the girls several times about kindergarten rules but never seems to notice the hurtful things Liz is saying to Polka-dot, with the result that Polka-dot thinks she doesn’t care. Kemble’s watercolor-and–colored-pencil illustrations are best at portraying relationships and feelings. Children will recognize these kindergarteners immediately, while the air between the two girls fairly sparks.

Kindergarten compassion and problem-solving rolled into one.

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57091-738-7

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-57091-737-0

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-60734-312-7 PDF
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Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
8 1/2 x 11