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Holiday House / Fix This Mess!
Fix This Mess!

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Fix This Mess!

by Tedd Arnold
Illustrator(s): Tedd Arnold
Paperback | Pages : 24
Size: 9-1/4 X 9 | USD $6.99
ISBN: 9780823433018 | Pub Date: 2015-01-15

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Ebook, Hardcover

Themes: Humor, Easy Readers
Recommendations: A,H,K,SLJ

About the Book

Jake has dirty clothes on the floor, old candy wrappers in the couch cushions, and game pieces under the rug. He needs Robug to help clean up his mess!

"I am ready," says Robug. So Jake tells him, "Fix this mess!" But each time Robug "fixes" things, the mess is still there. Clothes, candy, and checkers fly from the living room to the bathroom to the roof, infuriating Jake. Finally, Robug comes up with the perfect solution: Jake can clean up his own mess.


“Arnold offers emergent readers a predictable text, humorous cartoon-style illustrations, and a gentle reminder that we must all clean up after ourselves."—Booklist

“A fun read for everyone, the mantra 'I will fix this mess' will be repeated in well-practiced robot voices by children, teachers, and parents alike.”—School Library Journal

About the Series
I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!


Read an exclusive Q&A with author, Tedd Arnold!

FIX THIS MESS! Lesson Plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards