Kika the Upside-Down Girl

Hardcover | September 16, 2014

byJessica TudosEditorJacqueline SniderIllustratorMike Motz

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Kika always seems to accomplish things differently than others and tends to get into trouble for it. Join Kika, a girl who loves living upside down in a right side up world, on her unique journey to a flpitastic world!

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Kika always seems to accomplish things differently than others and tends to get into trouble for it. Join Kika, a girl who loves living upside down in a right side up world, on her unique journey to a flpitastic world!

Format:HardcoverDimensions:38 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:Domnizelles Publications Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927815215

ISBN - 13:9781927815212

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Children's Book! 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!)
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright, colorful gem! I read this book to my 4 year old grandson. We both enjoyed it, he giggled loving the antics of Kika. Kika is a confident child who knows what she wants and isn't afraid or embarrassed to let it be known. I love that with this book, it shows that if you have a dream to go for it. This is a well crafted book, the front cover is very eye catching and the illustrations throughout the book are bright, cheerful and at times witty. This story flows nicely, the pictures matching the story perfectly with font size just right. A great book that will appeal to boys and girls alike, but I imagine the young gymnasts out there will really enjoy it.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a cute story 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 :)
Date published: 2015-06-02