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
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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
"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."
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
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
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
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
This book does a really good job of showing that parents can su...more
Overall I love the book it was fun and corky. Clementine definitely...more
Pennypacker and the narrator Jessica Almasy made my two and a half hour commute to Bellevue and back a joy full of laugh out loud moments. (It was difficult to find Almasy's name while writing this review, making me think that talented readers don't get near en...more
The book is clearly about a little girl with A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. and through that, her humor is unmatched. She lives in a basement with her artist mom and apartment manager dad and her younger brother. She feels inadequate because her parents do not look like they belong in a magazine and her room is never clean while her friend has what Clementine cal...more