December Secrets (Kids of Polk Street School Series)

December Secrets (Kids of Polk Street School Series)

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by Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims
     
 

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Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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"Accessible to second-and-third-grade readers, this short chapter book will also make a delightful holiday read-aloud."—School Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307520029
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/24/2008
Series:
Kids of the Polk Street School
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
945,298
Lexile:
320L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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"Accessible to second-and-third-grade readers, this short chapter book will also make a delightful holiday read-aloud."—School Library Journal.

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December Secrets 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter was assigned this book in school. The main character (Emily) and other students are extremely cruel to a girl named 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. This book should not be used in schools. I did let her teacher know about my daughter's reaction and she stated she will pull it from her classroom. I would not recommend this book to any child and would give it zero stars.
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y on earth would someone do that:(