Sun 2 Oct 2011
KID REVIEW: Brooke lifts up “Polka-Dot Fixes Kindergarten”
Posted by Pat under Book reviews No CommentsStarting a new school year is always exciting and scary. And that’s doubly true for students venturing off to kindergarten for the first time.Author Catherine Urdahl takes on this topic in Polka-Dot Fixes Kindergarten (Charlesbridge, 2011). Dorothy, who’s better known as Polka-Dot, skips off to kindergarten ready to learn. But she brings a fix-it kit full of her grandfather’s favorite repair tools just in case.
At first, kindergarten doesn’t look like it will be very fun. Her name tag says, “Dorothy,” there are lots of rules to remember and there’s a girl named Liz who doesn’t appreciate Polka-Dot’s name or fashion sense. And, grandpa’s fix-it tools don’t seem to work as well at school as they do at home — at least initially.
Today’s guest reviewer has successfully navigated the waters of kindergarten and, therefore, is thoroughly qualified to comment on this book. So take it away, Brooke!
Our reviewer: Brooke
Things I like to do: Play with my friends and my sister.
This book was about: A girl named Polka-Dot going to kindergarten.
The best part was when: Liz and Polka-Dot made up.
I smiled when: Polka-Dot fixed Liz’s dress.
I was worried when: The boys saw Liz’s underpants.
I was surprised when: Liz’s dress split.
This book taught me: To always be nice.
Three words that best describe this book are: “Fix.” “Help.” “Friendship.”
My favorite line or phrase in this book is: When she said, “Let’s be friends.”
Other kids reading this book should watch for: Stripes and polka-dots.
You should read this book because: It is a good book.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Fadenrot's website and see that they have new product with my images printed on them!! :) It's very flattering to see them printed and now I think I may have to buy this sweater...!!!
(NOTE: not all images are mine!)
(NOTE: not all images are mine!)
Thursday, October 06, 2011
We've been having rain (which isn't really rain to me after living in Portland... more like very light showers) and then hot afternoons here in SoCal. However, this morning was crisp, sunny, with that nice cold Fall air... I was walking around in a T-shirt and ran into a couple all bundled up (even their dog) and realized that the Pacific NW was still in me somewhere. And I'm usually so cold?
Anyway, I'm pooped. Glad tomorrow is Friday although this weekend proves to be busy anyway with work.
This must be all I ever blog about... hmmm....
Our Netflix came in the mail today - lot's of Charlie Chaplin! Which should be interesting since we recently watched a slew of Buster Keaton (whom I like more). When I'll find the time to watch these, who knows... I still haven't caught up on Dr. Who!!! (ooh, that's so bad).
Pugs are snoozing... I think they are trying to tell me something... zzzzz....
Monday, October 03, 2011
Anyway, I can't believe how LONG it took me to finish these three images!! I must have had this project on my plate for at least 2 and a half weeks!!! (Keep in mind these are not large). Although, this isn't the only thing I've been working on...
Actually, I've been pretty slammed and busy... but with these cleared off my plate, I can maybe get a ahead on the next one that's due Friday!!
Still waiting to see what will come of some other projects as well.
Got some time in to help my mom paint the master bedroom in her little townhome as well... she's happier now, which is nice... :) She's been wanting to get her home looking nicer... after a wave of animals she rescued to living with a toddler and a bundle of other people, her house was starting to fall apart some. It's on its way though! I pray I can help her out more and more!!
So on a different note, it's already October!!! I think we are expecting rain on Wednesday... and it's getting darker earlier and earlier. I'm looking forward to the smell of winter in the air.. but not so much the gloomy skies... I got kind of over that in Portland. :p However, that does mean that we are that much closer to Christmas!! ;)
Cheers to work!