Thursday, August 26, 2010

Clementine, Friend of the Week review

If you're you're already acquainted with Clementine, you won't be surprised to hear that I loved this latest edition in Sara Pennypacker's series. And if you've yet to meet my friend, Clementine, and this is your first introduction, hopefully you'll want to go out and pick up the rest of the'll love reading them with your family!

In Clementine's latest adventure, she's been named "Friend of the Week," a school event that will have all of Clementine's classmates honoring her throughout the week. With this girl, however, absolutely nothing is ever as simple as it seems. First, Clementine has a huge fight with her best friend, then her cat goes missing, and a huge promise that she made to her entire class, with hopes that at the conclusion they would write super nice things about her in the end-of-the-week notebook ceremony, is no longer going to happen. Whew!

As always, adventures in these books are filled with hilarious bits, silly lines delivered by our delightful main character, and your kids will be yelling warnings out to Clementine as she's about to make yet another ridiculous mistake or destroy something or lose something or make a huge mess.

All the books in the series would make fabulous family read alouds or great choices for struggling readers. They're appealing not only in entertainment factor, but they're easy to read, and the illustrations (done by the absolutely-terrific-can't-get-enough-of-her Marla Frazee) sneak in some really nice visuals.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

Clementine, Friend of the Week
Sara Pennypacker
176 pages
July 2010
Review copy received from publisher

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Shelley (Book Clutter) said...

Yay! I didn't even realize another one came out. I checked and neither of my libraries has it yet, but we will be on the lookout. My daughter loves Clementine!

Peaceful Reader said...

We love Clementine at our house and at my school library! I was glad to see there was a new one in the series.

Never That Easy said...

The Clementine books are a favorite here as well - especially for read alouds. Putting this on my list right now; Thanks!

Jean Reidy said...

I must read the latest Clementine!! So happy you nudged me. She's a favorite.