Kika the Upside-Down Girl

Kika the Upside-Down Girl


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ISBN-13: 9781927815212
Publisher: Domnizelles Publications Inc.
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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Kika the Upside-Down Girl 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
AMadisonMom More than 1 year ago
Such a cute book! I absolutely love the colorful pictures... and the happiness that being upside-down brings Kika. And I love the fliptastic words. I'm not going to be surprised when we end up with new upside-down vocabulary in our house. I have to say... as a mom... it has driven me crazy that Ana seems to be upside-down more than she's right-side-up. On the couch, on the floor, on the swing.... upside-down. Ana definitely relates to Kika!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
For starters, I love the illustrations. They are cute and fun and bright and lively. K is 9 and did a great job reading the book and really enjoyed it. She had minimal issues with the words (one word she struggled with was escapade). Even B was interested in reading the book. It may just be the mom in me, but I felt that Kika’s love of being upside down can be translated to something so much more. In the book, Kika’s parents want her to be ‘normal’, but Kika just wants people to like her for being her. To understand her. To understand that being upside is fun to her. It could be that B is ‘special needs’ with his ADHD and anxiety disorder, but I feel like this can really relate to his situation. Although ADHD and anxiety disorder aren’t as fun as being upside down, he just wants people to understand him and like him for who he is. Fortunately for Kika, she finds a place where she fits in. Where others are like her and doing what she enjoys to do and I feel like there are settings where our kids do fit in with others and don’t feel so alone. They feel like there are others just like them who accept them for being them. I am sure a child reading this book would not necessarily take away the same message I did, but I think it’s a great book all the same. Were it read in a classroom setting with a discussion, I think it could really have a valuable lesson for children to accept and like kids regardless of who they are, what they like, etc. (It would also make a great conversation with parents and child!)
Yvonne_M More than 1 year ago
A heart-felt message that needs to be shared with everyone! I love this book…and the message of spreading kindness is perfect for my second-grade classroom. Lisa Domeny does an amazing job of writing a personal narrative told through a rescue dog’s point of view. I will be using this book to teach: • Point of view • The message of spreading kindness to others (one of our school’s monthly social skills) • Using photographs when writing a narrative, all about book, or document an adventure • Solving a problem…not excepting “I can’t” • Building friendships • What rescue dogs are • Finding the value and need in everyone regardless of age This will be one of the first books I will read aloud to my students when the school year begins. It will help set the tone of helping others and will be a great mentor text to return to in writing and as social skills need to be addressed within my classroom.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Fliptastic upside-down fun for your little reader... Kika the Upside-Down Girl    By Jessica Tudos         Kids like me,              love to be free,                      upside-down,                               filled with glee! Kika is alone in her love of doing everything upside-down. Her family and friends just don't understand this passion she has. If only she could find kids who feel the same way. This Kika's world, a world she likes seeing while hanging upside-down or walking on her hands.  Kika's joy is delightfully illustrated as is her parent's concerns over her unusual daily routine. When Kika feels alone one feels her sorrow in the illustration is which she is curled up on her bed.  Children who have a passion for dangling from a tree, walking on their hands, doing flips, and tumbling will LOVE this book.   This book is perfect for the little gymnast in your life.  This would also be a perfect story hour book to share at a local school, library, or early literacy program.  The colorful images portray the mood and pacing making it easy for children to follow along as the story is read out loud. I was provided a copy of this book through iRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
What a perfect book for little gymnastics. Some kids loves to do things that are unique and different from other kids. We should not stop our kids but encourage them to be themselves. Kika is such an inspiration and hope that kids will follow their dreams as well. Kika The Upside Down Girl book by Miss Jessica Tudos is such a beautiful book to read with your kids.  I love the illustrations too aside from the story. I am sure that your kids will love this book. I know my summer babe did. This book is such a fun read. It teaches kids to believe in their dreams. It also a perfect book for parents to support their kids in whatever they wanted to do. Sometimes parents just want their own goals to achieve not asking their kids interest. This book is so amazing. You will learn a lot despite a short book to read.  I am so glad that my summer babe got an opportunity to read this book. It is now keep in her book collection. It is one of bedtime stories to read. I hope that you will buy it for your kids or grandchildren as well. 
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
In a world of normal, Kika dares to see it differently, much to the exasperation of her parents. They throw up their arms in frustration, urging Kika to be like the other kids. The reason for this, Kika is an upside-down girl. Whether reading a book hanging upside-down from a tree, or walking to school on her hands, Kika loves to be upside-down. Sad that her parents are unhappy, Kika is filled with glee when she discovers a place where she can be herself. A place of flips and handstands, somersaults and swinging. Now her parents throw up their hands in excitement and Kika’s upside down world is right side up. The glossy, colorful pages are filled with wonderful illustrations of Kika’s escapades and the story has an important message. Kids will be encouraged by Kika’s adventure, dare to dream and find their own place in the world. An exhilarating story for children and parents. I’d encourage you to read this with your child and watch their eyes light up as they see themselves as Kika.
Christy41970 More than 1 year ago
This review first appeared on my blog Christy's Cozy Corners. Poor Kika! No one seems to understand that the world is a marvelous place no matter how you look at it. Kika just happens to look at the world differently than others do. She loves to be upside down! Just because Kika loves being upside down doesn’t make her strange! It just makes her special! Kika the Upside Down Girl is an adorable book that can show your kids that it is okay to be different! There is always someplace you will fit in! It is just a matter of finding where that is! Kika finds that place in gymnastics. How amazing it is to find that being upside down is not so strange when you are a gymnast! In fact, it is completely normal! Your kids will love Kika. The colorful illustrations and the simple text bring this cute story to life. I highly recommend it for all kids and especially for those who may see the world a bit differently :)
Canadianpen More than 1 year ago
Kika is fun and inspiring. This book is bound to please young gymnasts! But it will also teach all children of not being afraid of discovering what their talent is.  This is a great book for for 5 to 9 year-old reader