This charming book is basically a collection of related short stories about Clementine, describing a week of her life. Most of the incidents are very funny, but there are some tender moments too, and everything seems to work out in the end. It is a good book for readers looking for a laugh, especially those who enjoy Judy Moody and Junie B. Jones stories.
March 25, 2007
Clementine - by Sara Pennypacker
What has curly red hair, a baby brother with a million vegetable nicknames, and the ability to drive her teacher, principal, and neighbors absolutely bonkers? Third grader Clementine, of course! She is a spunky little girl who lives with her parents and brother in the basement of a large city apartment building, where her dad is in charge of maintenance. Clementine tends to think a little different than most people, and things she sees as perfectly fine (coloring her friend's head and hair bright red with ultra-permanent markers) don't make as much sense to other people. While most adults would use words like inattentive and hyperactive to describe her, kids would just say funny.