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Clementine, Friend of the Week (Clementine #4)

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Clementine has been picked for Friend of the Week, which means she gets to be line leader, collect the milk money, and feed the fish. Even better, she'll get a Friend of the Week booklet in which all the other third grade kids will write why they like her. Clementine's best friend Margaret has all sorts of crazy ideas for how Clementine can prove to the class she is a frie ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Disney-Hyperion (first published January 1st 2010)
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Aug 16, 2010 babyhippoface rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-fiction, humor
I. Love. Clementine.

The End.

Okay, here's a little more: Clementine is chosen as her classroom's Friend of the Week, which means her classmates are going to think of things that make her a good friend, and write those things down in a booklet they'll give to her on Friday. Exciting! Now Clementine just has to figure out how to impress everyone in her class so they give her glowing "reviews". (Minor Spoiler: The "free tattoos, courtesy of a box of markers and her artistic talents" plan does not w
Phillip Vincent
Jan 31, 2013 Phillip Vincent rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, favorites
Well, I've been putting off an "it was amazing" rating since I've started reading this series. Upon finishing this 4th entry, I can't help myself; I must sing praise for these books. The author has really captured something special in Clementine and company. Their story is magical and I'm charmed chapter after chapter. If you haven't read any Clementines, you need to start.

My hope is that the author and illustrator will take their time if and when they pen more of these. I've been apprehensive e
Sep 05, 2015 Cristi-Lael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, own
Hadn't planned on finishing this tonight, but we couldn't stop reading until we learned what happened to Moisturizer! I love that Pennypacker put that in this book. It could be very helpful for kids who have lost a pet. Clementine's feelings were very real as she looked for her beloved cat. And there's a love of good tips on being a true friend, which I thought was awesome.
Aug 03, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it
How did it take me this long to read a Clementine book?! Charmed the socks off of me! She is a third-grade heroine who could be bosom friends with Ramona. I'm totally tickled that she has a cat named Moisturizer ("the best names in the world are on labels in bathrooms") and a mom who does artwork and yoga. Her family life is sweet, supportive, and functional. The charm factor is upped even higher by Marla Frazee's expressive pen-and-ink illustrations. I imagine it would be so much fun for an ill ...more
Apr 16, 2013 Deb rated it it was amazing
I read this for my Children's Literature class -- so adorable!
Fans of Ramona Quimby will be delighted with the tales of third grader Clementine and her adventures in Boston . In Friend of the Week, Clementine is chosen as her class’s Friend of the Week, an honor that includes being line leader and having a book of compliments written by her classmates. In order to ensure the best book, Clementine decides to win her classmates hearts with gifts and flattery. But when tragedy strikes and her belov
Feb 05, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing
Clementine is friend of the week in class. She loses her cat Moisturizer. She thinks Margret is breaking up their friendship but she is trying to help find her cat. She found her cat in Boston and gets her friend of the week book signed.
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Feb 21, 2015 Disney Princess Recovery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miss-c
I loved these audio stories. C and I listened to them on a road trip and I got hooked on Clementine, who takes notes by writing on her person (inscribing a question on her arm for later clarification) and earlier, by Harriet the Spy, who records all her questions in a notebook. Spunky delightful girls.

Clementine on losing her cat:

"I don't want to talk about Friday because there was so much crying. I did not know one person could hold that much water. That's all I am going to say about that.
Morninglight Mama
Oh, how I adore this little girl and this entire delightful series. I read books 1-5 with my 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son over the course of the last few months, and we've laughed, and maybe even cried a wee bit, together over every single one. I love how REAL Clementine is, and her voice is believable, sympathetic, and wholly lovable. I would love for my children to find their own inner Clementine, for she is so honest and true to herself, quirks and all. I especially love her parents ...more
Sep 07, 2010 Carrie rated it really liked it
Clementine and Mitchell are the best. This is the great thing about Mitchell. Whenever I ask him to do something, he says, "Sure!" even if it's something he could get in trouble for. If I ever want a boyfriend -- which I will not -- he will say "Sure!" to anything I suggest.
I thought this book is a fantastic novel for kids and groun-ups espesaily

Feb 14, 2011 Amy added it
Shelves: audiobooks, 2011, j-humor
Third-grader Clementine is super-excited because she's been chosen as Friend of the Week in her class. She gets to collect milk money, be the line leader, and present her life story to the class. At the end of the week, she'll get a booklet in which her classmates write nice things about her. Clementine decides that she should do favors for people (like giving them "tattoos" and helping them decorate their bikes for the bike rally) so that her classmates will be inspired to write lots of nice co ...more
Clementine is thrilled that she has been chosen as the "Friend of the Week" in her class. This means that she gets to do things like be line-leader and collect the milk money. It also means that her classmates will create a book all about what they like about her. Clementine is determined that her book will be filled with notes about how amazing she is, and she has a plan to make her classmates love her. When her kitten, Moisturizer, goes missing, though, she forgets all about this plan and can ...more
Nov 18, 2012 Shayla.boyle rated it it was ok
Clementine’s name was drawn for Friend of the Week during class at school. She is very excited about this and is determined for her book to be filled with good compliments from her friends. So, she begins to compliment them and give them presents, hoping this will make them all feel that she is a really nice friend. However, when promising to help all her classmates decorate their bikes for the bike rally, Clementine is unable to follow through because of her lost kitten. Her outside world comes ...more
Dec 06, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
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Megan Moriarty
"Clementine, Friend of the Week" is about a third grade girl, named Clementine, who is going to be friend of the week. Her best friend Margaret got friend of the week when she was in third grade. When Margaret sees Clementine handling her friend of the week booklet, she gets so mad at Clementine and they never want to speak to each other again, even though Clementine never opened the book. She just wanted to take the tape off of it that Margaret's brother had stuck on it. One day, Clementine fin ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it
Clementine, Friend of the Week is a very cute story about a little girl by Sara Pennypacker. Clementine was picked to be friend of the week in her third grade class! She got to be line leader, collect lunch money, tell the class her life story, and she received a friend of the week book with compliments from all her classmates. Her older, somewhat rude of a friend Margaret is in fourth grade, and she was friend of the week, too when she was in third grade. Margaret is good at everything, so Clem ...more
Sep 25, 2010 Angie rated it really liked it
Clementine is a character ... and I mean that in the funniest and best sense of the word. Book one Clementine will always be my most favorite (this is book four) but that doesn't mean this one wasn't cute.

"Here is how you look holy: First--everyone knows this part--fold your hands like a steeple. Then roll your eyes up as far as they will go, cross them slightly, and let your lids flutter a little bit. Finally, imagine yourself doing something extra kind, like giving away your ice-cream cone to
Sep 12, 2014 Daksh rated it really liked it
I read two other books of this series in the second grade, the whole class read it together. So I bought this book the same year, but never got around to reading it. Fast forward 4 years, I was looking around in our garage and I found this book, I picked it up and finished it the same day. This was a fun book to read, it was neither too short or too long. Great book.
Nanci Booher
I have started reading Clementine outloud to my kids at school and they are very much enjoying it. I am hoping that it will push them along to continue with the series. Clementine is so much fun, tries her very best to not get into trouble (much) and is always helpful. These would be great read alouds for teachers and families alike!
Kathleen Guinnane
Apr 22, 2015 Kathleen Guinnane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: school
I love Clementine! She is a spunky kid who gets in trouble despite trying to do the right thing. a very caring and empathetic girl but not tidy, Clementine doesn't always see eye to eye with her neat freak best friend Margaret. And although there are arguments, Margaret and Clementine are able to show each other why they are best friends. I also love Moisturizer, Clementine's cat.
Brittany May
Oct 25, 2012 Brittany May rated it really liked it
Review: Books about friendship are on the top of my list when to children's books, this one caught my attention by the cover. By listening to her friend, is Clementine doing all the right things? I would recommend this book to kids who suffer socially and let their friends run their life for them.

Summary: Clementine gets chosen as friend of the week, which means being the line leader and getting the milk and feeding the class fish. All the things that kids would want to be in charge of she gets
Gabrial Olson
Sep 30, 2012 Gabrial Olson rated it really liked it
This is a chapter book about a little girl named Clementine. It's her turn to become friend of the week at school. That week happens to be a very hectic week... as she is trying to do good deeds so everyone will have something nice to write about her in her booklet, her 'best friend' becomes mad at her and her beloved pet cat gets lost.

Since this is a chapter book I would recommend it to upper elementary students. They may find some sort of connection with Clementine.

If I had to bring this into
Nov 09, 2011 CarolAnn rated it it was amazing
Clementine is a 3rd grader and life with her as a parent would definitely be trying. As a person looking from the outside looking in, Clementine is wonderful! Clementine is witty, quick-thinking, and innovative. This book is a children's book, but I believe all ages would love to read this. I love Clementine's family, the artwork by Marla Frazee, and the humorous tales of Clementine's life.
There are very tender moments in this book and at these times her family shines and her friends come throug
Abby Johnson
Jun 12, 2010 Abby Johnson rated it really liked it
Another hit in the Clementine series! Clemetine's ecstatic when she's chosen to be Friend of the Week in her third-grade classroom! She gets to lead the Pledge of Allegiance, tell the class her autobiography, and, best of all, she'll get a Friend of the Week booklet with compliments from all her classmates at the end of the week. When Margaret tells her that she ought to be giving compliments and presents to her classmates to make sure they write nice things about her, Clementine has a few ideas ...more
Jul 05, 2016 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: early-reader
This series is sure to become a classic for this age group. This has been my favorite in the series so far.

See full review on my blog: http://buildinglifelongreaders.blogsp...
Apr 30, 2014 Patricia rated it really liked it
I love this kid. I wish my kids had been even a bit like her, although I would have pulled my hair out if they had. Brilliant for reading aloud, with just enough of a mix of serious and funny to keep an 8 year old's attention.
Vicki Riddiough
Apr 22, 2015 Vicki Riddiough rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-aloud
I love reading Clementine stories with my son because the writing is creative & it brings out real feelings that all kids struggle with; friendships that have conflict, communication between parent & kids, sibling rivalry issues. Plus Clementine is someone you'd like hanging around. :)
Mar 11, 2016 Dolores rated it it was amazing
The latest entry in the series lacks a lot of the humor of earlier entries, but none of the heart. This is a warm and loving tribute to friends--of the 2- and 4-legged variety. Sweet.
Mar 16, 2015 Melanie rated it really liked it
This book was very funny! I love how her dad says: 'friend of the weak? Can't you be friend of the strong too?' This wasn't one if my faves, but I still liked it very much.
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