Arnold, Tedd. Dirty Gert. New York: Holiday House, 2013.
Dirty Gert is about a girl who loves dirt. Her parents try and civilize her, but she didn't want to change. Eventually, her parents accepted her for who she is.The author used bigger words, such as internalizer, tantalize, and photosynthesized. The author also wrote in a rhyming style for this book. The illustrations are well done, and they match the text perfectly. I think the text and illustrations are fun! Dirty Gert has a special meaning behind it. Accept people for who they are. I would recommend this book to people of all ages. Age ranges to which this book would appeal: 9 to 12.
Reviewer: Amber Cox