Clementine is having not so good of a week.
-On Monday she's sent to the principals office for cutting off Margarets 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.
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 ...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
"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 ...more
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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 ...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
This book does a really good job of showing that parents can ...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 ...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."
* They're not really non sequiturs, you just don't get the sequence.