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23.7.12

Clementine


Clementine
by Sara Pennypacker


Have you ever had a day, or even a string of them, that just doesn't fall into place like you had planned.  Today has been one of those days for me.  It has been good overall, but I just keep coming up wanting.  Not getting to everything I had hoped to...I haven't scratched a single thing off of my "To Do List" for the day except running and having lunch with a dear friend.  Do you ever stop to think that your kids have the same kinds of days?  I know my son does.  When they do, they may want to find a friend like Clementine to consult.  I am certain that no matter what your reader's day brings them, Clementine's days are worse.


Barnes and Noble's overview puts it like this:

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. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.

This delightfully flawed hero can be found on the pages of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine.  It is a humorous chapter book for young readers.  It is a series, so if your reader identifies with Clementine or the themes, there are many more to choose from.

1 comment:

  1. I actually saw this at Target this morning and almost got it for Lilly. I went with "Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth" - sleuth being a fancy word for detective - instead. I bet she would really like "Clementine" too.

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