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by Blanche Sims,Patricia Reilly Giff


School & Library Binding: 80 pages. Publisher: Turtleback Books (October 1, 1988). Format: School & Library Binding. I could sympathize with Stacey. I remember feeling that way when I was at that age.

School & Library Binding: 80 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0833524393. Product Dimensions: . x . inches. Shipping Weight: . ounces. I know how she feels! There are parts in this book that made me laugh, actually I laughed through almost the whole book.

Book 4 of 16 in the Kids of the Polk Street School Series. -School Library Journal. Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.

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I loved The Kids of the Polk Street School series as a young girl in the late 80's. This particular book deals with December

I loved The Kids of the Polk Street School series as a young girl in the late 80's. I still think they are excellent children's literature. Patricia Reilly Giff knows how to write a story from a child's point of view, while instilling the right message. This particular book deals with December. The stories of Hanukkah and Christmas are simply explained (I wish public schools were still allowed to teach the important history behind these holidays). An underlying theme is kindness.

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Book in the The Kids of the Polk Street School Series). School & Library Binding. I read this book for a college course I am taking towards my elementary education degree. by Patricia Reilly Giff. This is definitely a story that I would recommend to 2nd and 3rd graders. The story itself would definitely keep the child's attention and, in the end, they would learn a very valuable lesson about the true meaning of friendship. Recently Viewed and Featured.

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The Kids of the Polk Street School. Blanche Sims is a children’s book illustrator, born in Cleveland, Ohio. Book 4. Patricia Reilly GiffDecember 24, 2008. Patricia Reilly Giff has recieved the Newbery Honor for Pictures of Hollis Woods and Lily’s Crossing, which is also a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. Nory Ryan’s Song was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book. She has illustrated dozens of books, as well as the television film Beyond the Butterfly, which won a Parents’ Choice Foundation commendation for television in 2000.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Everyone in Ms. Rooney's class has a special person to be kind to during the December holidays, but Emily has a tough time trying to make Jill Simon, the class crybaby, happy.

December Secrets (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Kids of the Polk Street School (Prebound)) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0808534174

ISBN: 0808534173

Author: Blanche Sims,Patricia Reilly Giff

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life

Language: English

Publisher: Turtleback Books (April 16, 1997)

ePUB size: 1998 kb

FB2 size: 1840 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 403

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Zaryagan
I loved The Kids of the Polk Street School series as a young girl in the late 80's. I still think they are excellent children's literature. Patricia Reilly Giff knows how to write a story from a child's point of view, while instilling the right message. This particular book deals with December. The stories of Hanukkah and Christmas are simply explained (I wish public schools were still allowed to teach the important history behind these holidays). An underlying theme is kindness.
Zaryagan
I loved The Kids of the Polk Street School series as a young girl in the late 80's. I still think they are excellent children's literature. Patricia Reilly Giff knows how to write a story from a child's point of view, while instilling the right message. This particular book deals with December. The stories of Hanukkah and Christmas are simply explained (I wish public schools were still allowed to teach the important history behind these holidays). An underlying theme is kindness.
Kelerius
While towards the end of the book the main character does begin to see people for what is inside not outside, thru most of the book the main character constantly refers to Jill as fat. I would estimate the word fat is in the book over 40 times. It also has no uplifting message until the bitter end. My son had to read this book for school, but believe you me I turned in a review with is report.
There are better books out there for children the DO celebrate diversity. Look for them instead.
Kelerius
While towards the end of the book the main character does begin to see people for what is inside not outside, thru most of the book the main character constantly refers to Jill as fat. I would estimate the word fat is in the book over 40 times. It also has no uplifting message until the bitter end. My son had to read this book for school, but believe you me I turned in a review with is report.
There are better books out there for children the DO celebrate diversity. Look for them instead.
Asher
In my opinion, this book is inappropriate for children. One of the main characters in the book is named Jill Simon and she is referred to as “Fat Jill” throughout the book. The other characters also call her dummy and crybaby and talk about how she needs to go on a diet.

I am surprised that Scholastic even sells a book like this. Do not buy! I sent this feedback to my child’s teacher who gave the book as a gift without pre-reading it.
Asher
In my opinion, this book is inappropriate for children. One of the main characters in the book is named Jill Simon and she is referred to as “Fat Jill” throughout the book. The other characters also call her dummy and crybaby and talk about how she needs to go on a diet.

I am surprised that Scholastic even sells a book like this. Do not buy! I sent this feedback to my child’s teacher who gave the book as a gift without pre-reading it.
Prinna
Didn't care much for it. Didn't hate it, but didn't like it, either. There are better ways to explore this subject.
Prinna
Didn't care much for it. Didn't hate it, but didn't like it, either. There are better ways to explore this subject.
Debeme
I am a first grade teacher, and I ordered this book from our class Scholastic Book Order. I was hoping to read this book to my class this week as a read aloud. Like always, I sat down today to pre-read this book before I read it to a group of 6 and 7 year olds- I am so happy I did!

Like many reviews before me, I was disgusted by the way the author described Jill Simon. Within the first chapter, I noticed the word fat being used at least 5 times, the main character even saying "everything about Jill was fat". Needless to say, I will be looking for another December read aloud.

There is so much good literature out there for children, and this book does not fit into that category. Buyer beware!
Debeme
I am a first grade teacher, and I ordered this book from our class Scholastic Book Order. I was hoping to read this book to my class this week as a read aloud. Like always, I sat down today to pre-read this book before I read it to a group of 6 and 7 year olds- I am so happy I did!

Like many reviews before me, I was disgusted by the way the author described Jill Simon. Within the first chapter, I noticed the word fat being used at least 5 times, the main character even saying "everything about Jill was fat". Needless to say, I will be looking for another December read aloud.

There is so much good literature out there for children, and this book does not fit into that category. Buyer beware!
Kalv
This is the only book I've ever thrown in the garbage. I bought my daughter a package of "holiday books" at her school's book fair, and this was in it. I'm so glad I looked over the books before I let her start them.

The book THINKS it is a valuable lesson about friendship. What the book ACTUALLY is, is a book about how fat people are worthless unless someone helps them get thinner, or possibly if they give someone else cool gifts. Then they're worthwhile. A little. I skimmed the book before trashing it to make sure I wasn't judging it unfairly, and I wasn't. I heard from a few people that this book is used in anti-bullying campaigns in elementary schools, and I'm going to be asking my child's teacher if they use it and telling them she isn't allowed to be a part of this series of books if they're taught in school.

This book is a microcosm of how our culture talks a great game of inclusiveness but in reality overlooks rampant racism/misogyny/hatred.
Kalv
This is the only book I've ever thrown in the garbage. I bought my daughter a package of "holiday books" at her school's book fair, and this was in it. I'm so glad I looked over the books before I let her start them.

The book THINKS it is a valuable lesson about friendship. What the book ACTUALLY is, is a book about how fat people are worthless unless someone helps them get thinner, or possibly if they give someone else cool gifts. Then they're worthwhile. A little. I skimmed the book before trashing it to make sure I wasn't judging it unfairly, and I wasn't. I heard from a few people that this book is used in anti-bullying campaigns in elementary schools, and I'm going to be asking my child's teacher if they use it and telling them she isn't allowed to be a part of this series of books if they're taught in school.

This book is a microcosm of how our culture talks a great game of inclusiveness but in reality overlooks rampant racism/misogyny/hatred.
Saithinin
My daughter was assigned this book in school. The main character (Emily) and other students are extremely cruel to a girl names Jill. They constantly refer to her as being fat and use very cruel names when describing her. The main character does things like give Jill a skinny pencil so Jill will want to be skinny, and leave pictures of vegetables on her desk so she will go on a diet. In the end the girls become friends of course, but Emily still does things like tell Jill she looks good today but crosses her fingers behind her back since she really looks fat like always.

After reading this book my 7 year old daughter, who is at a perfectly healthy weight started doing exercises and saying she needed to be skinnier. Prior to reading this book she has never mentioned her own or anyone else's weight. She said she is fat and needs to be skinny. I am disgusted by this book and feel is should not be used in schools. I did let her teacher know about my daughter's reaction. I would not recommend this book to any child and would give it zero stars.
Saithinin
My daughter was assigned this book in school. The main character (Emily) and other students are extremely cruel to a girl names Jill. They constantly refer to her as being fat and use very cruel names when describing her. The main character does things like give Jill a skinny pencil so Jill will want to be skinny, and leave pictures of vegetables on her desk so she will go on a diet. In the end the girls become friends of course, but Emily still does things like tell Jill she looks good today but crosses her fingers behind her back since she really looks fat like always.

After reading this book my 7 year old daughter, who is at a perfectly healthy weight started doing exercises and saying she needed to be skinnier. Prior to reading this book she has never mentioned her own or anyone else's weight. She said she is fat and needs to be skinny. I am disgusted by this book and feel is should not be used in schools. I did let her teacher know about my daughter's reaction. I would not recommend this book to any child and would give it zero stars.
For heaven's sakes! This book has the message that to have friends, a person needs to learn how to be a friend. Yes, a couple of the kids make or think mean things, but most kids do. In fact, the main character never says these mean things out loud. The point is to use it as a tool for teaching how to treat others kindly and to accept others for who they are. I don't understand all the fuss.
For heaven's sakes! This book has the message that to have friends, a person needs to learn how to be a friend. Yes, a couple of the kids make or think mean things, but most kids do. In fact, the main character never says these mean things out loud. The point is to use it as a tool for teaching how to treat others kindly and to accept others for who they are. I don't understand all the fuss.