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Clementine (Clementine, #1) ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☃ Clementine (Clementine, #1) Author Sara Pennypacker – 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, sh Clementine is having not so good of a weekOn 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.

10 thoughts on “Clementine (Clementine, #1)

  1. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    While I find Sara Pennypacker's Clementine fun and endearing as a literary character, I am also finding her somewhat spoiled and a bit too rambunctious (but then again, maybe my frustration is also a bit of displaced jealousy, as I would never have dared to be that spunky and spontaneous as a child). That all being said, I do think that Clementine absolutely needs some parental rules, maybe not as many as her friend Margaret seems to have, but still, I firmly believe her parents are more than a bit too laid-back at times (and actually, perhaps even often). Also, considering that Margaret is described as being older and as such also somewhat more mature than Clementine, I am kind of surprised that she would allow Clementine to cut off her hair and then colour it (as stories, anecdotes featuring children cutting a sibling's or a friend's hair more often revolve around an older sibling or friend doing this to a younger sibling or friend, rather than the other way around).

    And actually, Clementine reminds me a bit of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne Shirley, or rather what Anne Shirley might have been like if we had intimately and descriptively known her at around the age of eight or so. On the other hand, when Anne Shirley was eight, from the presented backstory of Anne of Green Gables, she was an orphan working almost like an indentured servant with no one to really care for her or love her, but in my opinion, Anne Shirley at the age of eight still more than likely would have had a very similar imagination as Clementine's, albeit the latter seems more gifted in math, while Anne was always described as being gifted with regard to her language and reading skills. All in all, Sarah Pennypacker's Clementine has proven to be a generally most enjoyable and sweet reading romp, with an endearing, but indeed also at times annoying and frustrating protagonist. However, while I definitely did enjoy this book, I am also not all that keen on trying, on continuing with the rest of the series, which I guess means that (for me personally) Clementine ultimately has not left all that much of an impression one way or the other. Two and a half stars, rounded up to a low three star rating, for a fun but ultimately still rather lacklustre and even at times mildly annoying read!

  2. Kristie Kristie says:

    This was a really fun and cute little book. I listened to the Audible edition with my grandson and he would ask to put it on every time we got in the car. As soon as it was finished, he asked if we could listen to it again. I'll certainly be looking for more books in the series and by this author.

    Update: We finished every book in the series, except one, over the summer. My grandson and I both enjoyed every book. Great series!

    The Talented Clementine
    Clementine's Letter
    Clementine, Friend of the Week
    Clementine and the Family Meeting
    Clementine and the Spring Trip - only one we didn't listen to, as it was out of the library all summer!
    Completely Clementine

  3. Jessica Mitchell Jessica Mitchell says:

    Jessica Mitchell, 11
    3 stars

    Hmm, this seems like a book i'd pick up if i were waiting for something and didn't have anything to do, or if i forgot my book at home and had to get something from the library to read after the test. Fast. Like, 'if i don't get a book now i'll die' fast.
    I felt like it wasn't original. Here's my equation:
    Junie B. Jones+Lucy Rose+Ivy and Bean=Clementine. All of the book series I just listed had really ignorant protagonists. When i finished this book, I mentally just pushed the series into the file that read One of 'those' books.
    Clementine was supposed to be in 3rd grade? Her thoughts sounded like an infant with a slightly more than usual developed mind. What kind of third grader thinks she can buy a gorilla, and grow a beard, or that theres 'ceiling snakes'?
    When I finished this book i didn't even look up and bat my eyes, remembering how amazing the storyline and characters were. I just tossed it into my book basket, (I was at school) and pulled out a Carl Hiaasen book.
    Now, enough complaining. The only reason this book got even three stars was because it was cute. Im a sucker for cute things.

  4. Lucy Lucy says:

    Let me introduce you to Clementine.

    I have had not so good of a week.

    Well, Monday was a pretty food day, if you don't count Hamburguer Surprise at lunch and Margaret's mother coming to get her. Or the stuff that happened in the principal's office when I got sent there to explain that Margaret's hair was not my fault and besides she looks okay without it, but I couldn't, because Principal Rice was gone, trying to calm down Margaret's mother.

    Someone should tell you not to answer the phone in the principal's office, if that's a rule.

    Okay, fine, Monday was not so good of a day.

    Clementine is in third grade. People are always saying, pay attention, Clementine! without actually paying attention themselves. Like, Clementine was the only one to notice that the art teacher's scarf had a stain on it that looked just like a pelican when you squinted. Clementine is always paying attention, just not always to the same things as everyone else. Clementine is best friends with Margaret, who is in fourth grade and is nearly perfect, and she has a little brother named Brussel Sprout - or Lima Bean, or Cabbage. Because if she has to have a fruit name, then he has to have a vegetable name! Clementine tends to get into trouble more often than average, but she can't seem to help it!

    Clementine is kind of like Kix cereal - kid tested, mother approved. Have you read the Junie B. Jones books? If you have, you probably know that kids love her because she talks like a kid, and adults can't stand her because it's just bad. Junie's atrocious grammar and misuse of words is almost painful to read, and she is oversilly. Clementine, on the other hand, also talks like a kid, but she is delightful. She's the Junie B. Jones for the kid who doesn't like stupidity. She's smart and clever and completely kidlike, and her rambling train of thought reminds me of talking to my little brother. She is completely adorable, and I read large parts of this book out loud to N before handing him the book and making him read the whole thing. N likes nonfiction, but only reluctantly reads fiction when I shove it at him - and he eagerly devoured Clementine whole. She is delightful, and even if you have no 7-9 year old to give her to, I highly recommend you go read Clementine for yourself.

  5. Angelc Angelc says:

    This is a fantastic read for kids and fun for adults, too. Clementine is a riot, I love her thoughts on what paying attention means, or rather what she chooses to pay attention to. The illustrations are so detailed but simple at the same time. I love the contrasts in the drawings between disshevelled, artistic Clementine and her perfectionist best friend. Great read!!

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  6. Susan Susan says:

    Made me smile!

  7. Brenda Brenda says:

    The secret thing I know about ideas is that they sproing into your head you have to grab them fast, or else they get bored and bounce away. This describes Clementine to a tea. Clementine has lots of ideas, some which get her sent to the principals office and others that land her and her friend Margaret into a bad haircut and coloring to match. The author does a very nice job with Clementines voice and the reader really gets a feel for a third graders thought patterns. The illustrations are quite charming and especially the cover with Clementine standing on her head. In some ways she reminds me of Pippi Longstocking with her mischievous yet delightful personality.

  8. Christina Christina says:

    So...I had heard some good things about this book and bought it for Mike to read with Ava and the kids on a vacation they went on together. I started about a third the way through and was disappointed. Her attitude is very whiney and negative, and she does things that are appropriate for a preschooler maybe, but certainly not an 8 year old. I guess I'm more of a Pollyanna type of mom when it comes to reading with my girl! I want strong girl characters, ones who inspire healthy characteristics, not ones that will cause more harm than good in life.

  9. Mir Mir says:

    Ramona Quimby-ish misadventures of a well-intentioned quirky girl.

  10. Shauna Shauna says:

    Yes, a five star rating!
    I was laughing aloud as I read this to Coco last night. This morning I was reading more to her over some Cheerios, and Brent started laughing, the older children tumbled into the kitchen for breakfast and asked about the book, so I read them some funny parts. We ended up starting over and we read the book all the way to the end.

    There is nothing earth shattering, no real bits of wisdom, not even a surprise ending in the book. . . but it had my entire family sitting around the kitchen counter, laughing, quoting from the book during pauses, (and repeating those funny quotes throughout the day), rereading funny parts, the writing is very descriptive . . . that's definitely deserves five stars!!

    Although this is about a third grade girl, it is a quick read, and a very fun family read aloud for families with girls and/or boys! Coco liked it at five years old (Sallie didn't get the humor, but laughed along with the rest of us), Malachi liked it at 13 years old (although I doubt he would have read it on his own) and Brent and I thought it was clever, cute and fun.

    Highly recommended.

    The Bookaneer brought this to Coco yesterday. After two chapters, Clementine has captured our hearts. She is a little bit like Ramona, a little bit like Junie B. (but without the horrible grammar) and a little bit like Coco. I don't think this will be a with Coco book very long, I keep catching her reading it on her own. She said, It's just too good to only read it at wake up and bedtime! she said. (It's all part of my evil plan to create book loving children. Mwahaahaaa!)

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