Sunday, May 23, 2010

Clementine, Friend of the Week

Clementine, Friend of the Week (Clementine,  #4)

Clementine, Friend of the Week, written by Sara Pennypacker with illustrations by Marla Frazee, is a wonderful addition to a delightful series. Clementine herself is just the sort of girl you'd want to hangout with; she's silly, caring, and imaginative with a bit of accidental mischief up her sleeve.

It's Clementine's turn to be friend of the week, a week in which she gets to collect the milk money, tell her life-story, and learn what her classmates appreciate about her. Clementine tries extra-hard to be nice to her classmates this week but when her best friend stops talking to her and her cat Moisturizer disappears, she begins to doubt if she can be a good friend.

Book number five explores the importance of friends and family, as well as what it feels like to lose a beloved pet (and member of the family). Readers will empathize with Clementine, her first-person narrative allowing them to see her as their own special friend.

Age 7-9 published by Hyperion and to be released July 27th

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