Wednesday, May 9, 2007

New book review

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Move over, Ramona – Clementine's arrived. This is one of the funniest, most enjoyable transitional chapter books to come along in quite a while. Clementine is eight years old, the daughter of an artist mother and building manager father, and having “not so good of a week.” She just can't seem to stay out of trouble. She's no stranger to the principal's office, where she gets sent for helping her friend Margaret cut off all her hair. And she is unfairly told to pay attention all the time, when, of course, she is paying better attention than anyone. Just not to what her teacher thinks she should be paying attention to. Wonderful line drawings by Marla Frazee perfectly complement the story.

Review by Palo Alto Librarian Maya Spector. (03/07)

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