Dirty Kurt

Dirty Kurt

by Mary Serfozo, Nancy Poydar

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- ``No one could say why it happened that way,/ but when dirt got near Kurt it just wanted to stay.'' Poor boy. No matter whether he's at a party, playing with friends, or eating ice cream, he is a magnet for filth. His mother is afraid that the kids in his new school won't know what he really looks like. Says she, ``Not having seen how you seem when you're neat,/ they're just going to think you're a dirt ball with feet.'' So Kurt, seeing the wisdom of her words, solves the problem by playing in protective rain gear that covers him from head to toe. Of course, when he sheds his outer clothing, he is neat and clean. The charming watercolor illustrations show a grimy but happy boy and a multicultural group of children in a variety of situations. Kurt may be grubby, but he sure has a good time. The humorous rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud. Kids, just like dirt, will be drawn to Kurt. --Laura Culberg, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago

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Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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