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.