The Talented Clementine (Clementine, #2)
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The Talented Clementine (Clementine #2)

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When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game-okay, so maybe not all the time. After her teacher announces that the third and fourth graders will be putting on a talent show, Clementine panics. She doesn't sing or dance or play an instrument. She can't even hop with finesse. And as if she didn't feel bad enough, her perfect b...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Disney-Hyperion
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Jennie
I think this one might be even more hilarious than the first one. The school is having a talent show, but there's just one problem-- Clementine doesn't have a talent.

I like this one partly because a lot of the adults that were flat characters in the first book (because, let's face it, in a kid's eye, most adults are flat characters) round out a bit more, especially the principal.

I really just want to cut and paste a bunch of quotations, or possibly the entire book, but you just read it yourself....more
Connie
Despite being nothing at all like the Ramona Quimby books, they still remind me a LOT of them.

In this edition, Clementine is left scrambling for an act for the talent show. She has, she says, NO talents. Not even hopping. No, really, at 8 years old she still can't hop, poor child. And no doubt it doesn't help that her "perfect" upstairs neighbor and friend has more talents than she can count.

After rejecting tap-dancing (apparently, beer caps do NOT make acceptable taps when superglued to sneake...more
Emma (Miss Print)
Writer Sarah Pennypacker and illustrator Marla Frazee join forces once again to continue exploring the adventures of Clementine, a very unique third grader with a very big problem in “The Talented Clementine” (the second book in the Clementine series).

In order to raise money for the school, Clementine’s class is going to have a talent show where every student is expected to take part. That’s all well and good if you have a talent, but Clementine doesn’t seem to have any. Every other kid (literal...more
Dolly
May 28, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is the second book in the Clementine series by Sara Pennypacker. We've enjoyed the first two books and the main character is very similiar in to Ramona Quimby or Junie B. Jones, or perhaps even Judy Moody. She is funny and quirky and calls her brother by different vegetable names (since she is named for a fruit.) We will certainly look for the next story at our local library.
K. Vela
The Talented Clementine This is acontemporary realistic fictional bookwill likely to appeal to young girls in grades 4-6.Girlsin this age group willbe able toempathizewith Clementine,thewittymain character.The illustrations help the readers visualize Clementine with her curly free flowing hair and her tomboyish outfits. They also bring focus to her interactions with her family, peers, and teachers.Clementine,likesomegirls her age,feels awkwardaround her classmatesand teacher.When the talent show...more
Madison Snow
Clementine is a spunky, young girl with a great sense of humor. Her intrigue for subjects and questions humored me throughout the book. The cover showing Clementine makes the book look inviting for a young kid since it is somewhat a "childish" picture. It also gives the audience some insight on what the book will be about...a talent show. The orange color goes along with her name which is a fun detail. The illustrations also continue in the book which help guide the young reader on the plot. I r...more
Sara ♥
This was a really cute little book about an 8-year-old girl who doesn't think she has any talents because most of her skills are not performance-based. Will she ever figure out what to do?

I love how supportive her parents are, even though Clementine gets into a LOT of mischief. It's not as though she's TRYING to make trouble... she just doesn't think things all the way through... ever.

This would be a really cute little book for young girls.
Callie Stillion
This was my first Clementine book. Clementine, and her friend, Margaret, are in a talent show, Talent-Palooza, Night of the Stars! But no !!! for Clementine, who can`t find an act. But Margaret is going to find a way for Clementine to do something, because she doesn`t want a left-out-Clementine. There`s tapping to be done. Margaret is going to give Clementine her old tap shoes, but when she sees the size of her feet, Margaret yells, 'Your feet must be two times a large as mine! You`ll never fit...more
Millie
We listened to this on tape with our kids on a road trip. We adults laughed out loud! I swear it was written for us! Charming and fun!
Jenne
Haha, so charming! I laughed out loud more than once. Loved the illustrations too, especially the principal. :-)
Victoria Long
This is such a humorous book and Clementine will keep you chuckling. Her thoughts are relatable, but the wittiness and clever remarks keep you entertained. Clementine struggles with finding a talent for the talent show, but ends realizing that she does not have to learn a talent, because she is already talented. Her creative ideas and opinions keep the story interesting and the talent she performs is not what you think as you read. The pictures by Marla Frazee help paint a picture as you read an...more
Zonia
More of the charming, oh so cute Clementine who is very talented indeed!
Leah Robinson
Growing up we all went to or were a part of a talent show, whether it excited us or made us nervous. What about Clementine? This is an intriguing story of a young empathetic girl named Clementine whose class is participating in a talent show, but she believes she has not talent. First Clementine tries to get out of the talent show, then she settles on trying to find a talent, but it’s no use. Margret is of no help, Clementine’s feet are too big, and her dad won’t let her use her little brother....more
Aliyah
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker. This story is about a girl named Clementine who does not like participating in class. The story takes place in an elementary school in the 3rd and 4th grade where the school is fundraising to get money. It’s told through the eyes of Clementine who thinks she can’t do anything. Clementine struggles to find a talent before the school talent show which is called The Talent-Palooza, Night of the Stars! Clementine has the opportunity to do something specia...more
Nicole Disilvestro
1. I believe this book is a contemporary realism piece of literature.
2. The book is about a young girl named Clementine who finds out there is going to be a talent show at her school. She doesn’t feel she has a talent to perform in the show, and throughout her struggles she learns she has more talents then she thinks she has.
3. (A.)-I think this is a really accurate contemporary realism piece of literature because you can easily relate to the character and the events that take place in the sto...more
Alyse Liebovich
Clementine easily became one of my favorite characters when I read the original book a few years ago in my Children's Lit class. The Talented Clementine is its sequel, and I loved it just as much.

This time Clementine is worried that she has no talents and therefore can't possibly take part in her school's "Talent-Palooza." She tries to keep up with her orderly, perfect-dressing, talent-ful friend Margaret, and also continues to be overprotective of her younger brother, who she still refers to a...more
Ryan
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Becca
The Talented Clementine is a story about a girl named Clementine who does not like participating in class. The story takes place in an elementary school in the 3rd and 4th grade where the school is fundraising to get money. It’s told through the eyes of Clementine who thinks she can’t do anything. Clementine struggles to find a talent before the school talent show which is called The Talent-Palooza, Night of the Stars! Clementine has the opportunity to do something special at the end of the show...more
Kellie
Clementine reminds me of an older Junie B. Loved reading about things from her perspective. Great series for gr. 3-4 (level O) pg. 33 " And I learned the difference between crashed and smashed: crashed is easier to clean up. Also, I learned that coffee is easier to clean up when you spill it on a new brown rug. You hardly have to touch it at all!"
Erica
The Talented Clementine is a sequel to Sara Pennypacker's Clementine. In this second story, Clementine faces a dilemma. Her third grade class is putting on a talent show, Talentpalooza, and she doesn't have any talents, not even cart wheeling or jumping rope. She tries unsuccessfully to talk her way out of participating, first by telling her teacher that her family is moving to Egypt and then by suggesting the school hire a substitute for her. In the end, Clementine proves to be an indispensable...more
Bethany
Clementine is in the third grade. The third grade is putting on a talent show. Clementine has NO talent. Well, no talent that she can think of, or that she could perform at the talent show. She's great at drawing, but how do you do that on stage? She's great at thinking up ideas, but that's not a performable talent, either.

Clementine gets in trouble a lot--her attention wanders, and she doesn't always think things through before she acts on her ideas. She's extremely smart, though, and as it tu...more
Bridget R. Wilson
Clementine's back! Now in 3rd grade, Clementine's in trouble comes when her school decides to put on a talent show to raise money for their spring trip. Clementine can't believe her luck. She doesn't have a talent. Margaret (of the infamous hair cutting incident) unsuccessfully tries to teach Clementine how to tap dance. Clementine tries her best to find a talent, but she's thwarted from every angle. She worries and worries, but ends up saving the show. Clementine's habit of watching everything...more
Lari
The simple sentence structures and many easily decodable words along with Marla Frazee's terrific illustrations make this a terrific independent reading book for students getting to the early chapter book phase of reading. If I could give half stars, I'd rate this 4 1/2.
Jameisha
Just like the first Clementine Book in the series, I loved this one too! It's the second book of Pennypacker's Clementine series in which Clementine has to come with something to do for the school talent show. She doesn’t think she has any talents, and when she does come up with one, her dad tells her no. when she goes to her friend Margaret to borrow one of her talents, she can’t get the hang of it. Clementine is down in the dumps because she thinks she is talentless, but she finds out differen...more
Suzanne
Aug 24, 2007 Suzanne rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Elementary students
Shelves: juvenile-fiction
I was disappointed with this book. I loved the original Clementine and laughed-out-loud throughout. This book was cute enough, but wasn't nearly as clever as the first. The character of Clementine didn't seem as fresh this time around; she seemed watered down. Additionally, the character of Margaret was much bossier--not the same kid who would have let Clementine cut her hair--and Clementine's teacher disappears halfway through the book. There were still the witty little Clementine-isms, and we...more
Lucy
Jun 26, 2013 Lucy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: other third graders
I liked it because Clementine, her mom, and her dad are very nice. Clementine did not know she had a talent waiting for her. She was upset because there was a talent show at her school. But, when she got to the talent show, one of her friends' teachers had to leave because her daughter was having a baby, so Clementine got to take that teacher's place and be the principal's helper at the talent show. It turned out that Clementine did have a talent: it was helping people! When the talent show was...more
Cindy Plett
As a teacher of kindergarten, I have taught my share of clementines! This book cracks me up!!! Easy quick read perfect for a k-2 read aloud, although I just read it to my 4th grader and she loved it!
Barbara Triggs
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Natalie
We all laughed through this one too. Even my 9-year-old, who rarely sits through me reading out loud, can't wait for me to read this. We'll get #3 out...more
Amy Brown
May 16, 2007 Amy Brown rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: second, third, and fourth grade kids
Shelves: k-3rdgrade
This is the second Clementine book and it's fantastic. Clementine is worried because her class is doing a talent show to raise money and Clementine doesn't think she has a talent. As a result she tries all kinds of different talents and ideas to try to come up with something she can do the night of the show. Clementine is a great character, one I like more than Junie B. Jones. She has lots of ideas and imagination which sometimes get her in trouble but she is so likeable and funny that no one st...more
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