Andie's Polka-Dot Dress
Andie adores her polka-dot dress. She wears it in the spring, in the summer, in the fall, and in the winter--even if she has to get creative to make it weather appropriate. When Andie outgrows her polka-dot dress, she is very upset . . . until she uses her creativity to give her favourite old dress a new life.
Accompanied by illustrations by the author's daughter, Andie's Polka-Dot Dress highlights the power of problem solving, empowering young children to embrace healthy change.
About the Author
Marni Kay has been an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and currently provides reading intervention for young children. She strives to create stories that are both entertaining and enriching. Andie's Polka-Dot Dress is Marni's second picture book, inspired by her two children and a beloved dress. Her first book, Mya's Big Imagination, was also inspired by her children. When she isn't reading or writing, Marni can be found playing the piano, skiing, golfing, dancing, or teaching Korean Martial Arts ( in which she holds a black belt). She lives in Elliot Lake, Ontario with her husband and daughters. Keep reading for teaching tips and free activity pages.
Photo Credit: Life Touch
About the Illustrator
Thirteen-year-old Andrea Kay has enjoyed arts and crafts from a young age. She uses her creativity and problem-solving skills to build fantastic structures in video games and to solve speed cubes in under a minute. She is a dedicated martial artist and is approaching her black belt ranking in Kuk Sool Hap Ki Do. In addition to martial arts, she enjoys skiing, baking, photography, and playing the piano.
Teaching Tips for Parents and Educators
Free Activities to Accompany Andie's Polka-Dot Dress