Clementine (Clementine #1)
Clementine is having not so good of a week.
-On Monday she's sent to the principal’s office for cutting off Margaret’s hair.
- Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her.
- Wednesday, she's sent to the principal... again.
- Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her.
- Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse.
- And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her.
Okay, fine. Cle...more
Update: We finished every book in the series, except one, over the summer. My grandson and I both enjoyed every book. Great series!
The Talented Clementine
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"I have had not so good of a week.
Well, Monday was a pretty food day, if you don't count Hamburguer Surprise at lunch and Margaret's mother coming to get her. Or the stuff that happened in the principal's office when I got sent there to explain that Margaret's hair was not my fault and besides she looks okay without it, but I couldn't, because Principal Rice was gone, trying to calm down Margaret's mother.
Someone should tell you not to answer the phone in the p ...more
Hmm, this seems like a book i'd pick up if i were waiting for something and didn't have anything to do, or if i forgot my book at home and had to get something from the library to read after the test. Fast. Like, 'if i don't get a book now i'll die' fast.
I felt like it wasn't original. Here's my equation:
Junie B. Jones+Lucy Rose+Ivy and Bean=Clementine. All of the book series I just listed had really ignorant protagonists. When i finished this book, I mental ...more
But I won't, because really you should just read the book yourself. Or, alternatively, find someone to read it to.
Okay, one quote.
Being after-eight reminded me ...more
A small detail in this book I really liked is the implication that Clementine's family may have been more lower middle class. It's not something you tend to see discussed in a lot of middle grade, but I loved how Clementine found herself comparing ...more
November 2013 update: I volunteered to lead a book club discussion for our youngest daughter's third grade class and this was the book they chose. I enjoyed reading it for a second time and I am excited to hear what the other children have t ...more
"I held him up to my cheek and told him his name and he started to purr, which filled up a space in my ears that had been empty since Polka died."
The story starts with Clementine cutting her friend Margaret's hair because she got glue in it. When she was done cutting, Margaret's hair was really short. They both get in trouble with the principal and Margaret's Mom. Clementine tries to fix the problem by coloring Margaret's hair red with her Mom's permanent markers. Clementine feels bad so she cuts her hair off and lets Margaret colo ...more
Here is a secret good thing: Sometimes I like journal writing at school because I can remind myself of things I might forget when I'm a grown-up. Like that I plan to smoke cigars. And I do not plan to get married. Cigars, yes; husband, no. What if I forget these things?Oh Clementine. Always paying attention, just paying it to all the wrong things. Always saying exactly what she means, but in a tone and syntax totally her own. Trying her best to be a helpful friend to Margaret, with her efforts ...more
I was laughing aloud as I read this to Coco last night. This morning I was reading more to her over some Cheerios, and Brent started laughing, the older children tumbled into the kitchen for breakfast and asked about the book, so I read them some funny parts. We ended up starting over and we read the book all the way to the end.
There is nothing earth shattering, no real bits of wisdom, not even a surprise ending in the book. . . but it had my entire family sitting aroun ...more
Clemetina ştie să identifice problemele şi să găsească soluţiile cele mai bune. Când Margaret, prietena ei, îşi taie o şuviţă de păr Clementina hotăraşte să o ajute tăindu-i tot părul. Bineînţeles că supărarea profesorilor şi a mamei lui Margaret se vor dovedi pe măsură, dar şi pentru asta Clementina are soluţia: se hotărăşte să îşi taie şi ea părul şi să îl vopsească folosind cariocile permanent ...more
My only problem? There aren't more of them. So Sara please keep writing them!
My indy bookstore recommended this to me. Called it the "Ramona for this generation." I enthusiastically agree.
This book is for the 6-8 set. A wonderful book of all the ways Clementine gets in trouble, in one week! She is 8 years old and she IS paying attention, just not to the things adults want her to pay attention too. She has a wonderful creative side to her. And she has all those problems w ...more
It was so stinkin cute and funny.
Everything Clementine does makes sense- to her.
People keep telling Clementine to pay attention. But she is paying attention- to what's going on outside the window, or at her neighbor's desk, or the egg stain on her art teacher's scarf.
Clementine is bright and impulsive and charming. And emotive and vulnerable. Pennypacker really does Clementine's POV well; and I really connected with her, an ...more
This book does a really good job of showing that parents can su ...more