Don't Wear Polka-Dot Underwear with White Pants: (And Other Lessons I've Learned)

Don't Wear Polka-Dot Underwear with White Pants: (And Other Lessons I've Learned)

by Allison Gutknecht, Stevie Lewis
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Don't Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants (And Other Lessons I've Learned) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mandy Berr, the bright and quick-witted oldest of four, narrates this captivating tale of the joys and hardships that come with being a second grader.  From pesky siblings to freckled bullies, Mandy navigates the complex life of elementary school, learning valuable lessons ranging from fashion to friendship.  Mandy is by no means the perfect child, and is unique among children's characters as she has her own opinions.  She engages children through her often candid and frank sentiments, followed by the token phrase, "If I am being honest."  Her voice places no distance between the reader and her ever changing views on people and things.  The reader feels with her and grows with her, through her disappointment at not getting the part in the pageant that she wants, her embarasment at not being able to do a cartwheel, and ultimately, her realization that things are not always as bad as they first appear. I encourage children and adults alike to spend some time getting to know Mandy Berr, and I am sure they will fall as much in love with her as I have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a winner. And FYI…its great for girls AND boys! I originally bought this book for my 7 year old daughter because she loves to read, loves humor and I knew she'd love Mandy's "sassiness". Funny enough, not only did she love it, but my 10 year old reluctant reading son (who ONLY will read sports books) wanted in on the action and couldn't put it down. The cackling that ensued from the start to finish was infectious and we all wound up reading it together and giggling (and at times cringing!). Our only disappointment…that it had to end! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for both kids and adults. My 7-year old and I had a blast reading this book together. Her favorite part was when Mandy Berr was in the President's pageant play. We can't wait to read the other books by this author. Hope you enjoy reading about Mandy Berr as much as we have.
cupcakelover12 More than 1 year ago
This is a cool, fun, wacky book!
Sheryl Miles More than 1 year ago
Mychel More than 1 year ago
8 year old Mandy is a feisty little girl. Her adventures throughout her school year is hysterically funny. You can relate, especially if you have a child in grade school. Her logic of thinking and rationalizing keeps you wanting to read more. Excellent book, would highly recommend all the books by this Author. Have read all so far :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is great. It made me laugh at times seeing what happens to Mandy, but I would be embarrassed by some of the things that happened to her. I would recommend this book to others! ~ChloeB 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I bought this for my niece as a Christmas present, I couldn’t help but read it myself, too. This book follows the daily life of Mandy Berr, a spunky second grader vying for a spot in her school’s upcoming Presidential Pageant. The reader is introduced to Mandy’s friends, foes, and family members through amusing encounters – everything from playing “squash the lemon” on the playground to erecting gummy bear encampments out of pillows. Each chapter cleverly carries Mandy through a valuable lesson without missing a step towards the story arc. The final chapter, which concludes with several heart-warming moments for the main character, also leaves the reader with a humorous summary of “Mandy’s Lessons.” Through Mandy, the author weaves wit, humor, and charm into a very fun narrative. Mandy’s overly honest and sassy opinions make for a lot of laugh-out-loud moments and highly relatable situations for young readers and any of us who thought we knew it all when we were eight years old. This a must read for ages 7 to 107. It will not disappoint.