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Title:
Completely Clementine
Author:
Pennypacker, Sara, 1951- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
Physical Description:
178 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Clementine faces changes at the end of her third grade year and anticipates the birth of her family's new baby.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 720 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.6 3.0 172182.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.4 6 Quiz: 65468.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781423123583
Format :
Book

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Summer is coming, and Clementine is not ready. She is not ready to start speaking to her father again, because she's still mad at him for eating meat. Instead, she has to express her sadness by giving him drawings of animals she knows would not want to be somebody's dinner.

Then there is the new baby on the way. Clementine's mom sure doesn't seem ready. She's suddenly crazy about cleaning (Dad says she is nesting ), but she doesn't even have a name picked out yet. Clementine just hopes the baby won't be a dud.

What Clementine really isn't ready for is saying good-bye to her third grade teacher. She knows Mr. D'Matz is going to tell her all kinds of things that aren't true. Everything else may be changing around her, but that doesn't mean that Clementine has.

But which is worse, saying good-bye, or not saying good-bye? Praise for CLEMENTINE
*"Give this to readers of Cleary and Blume and cross your fingers for more."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Praise for THE TALENTED CLEMENTINE

*"Clementine is a true original. ? Libraries will need multiple copies of this one, because early chapter-book readers will jump at the chance to spend another eventful week with Clementine."
-School Library Journal (starred review)


Praise for CLEMENTINE, FRIEND OF THE WEEK

*"Pennypacker's writing once again brings creativity, humor, and sensitivity to Clementine and her world. Black-and-white line illustrations grace the book, capturing the child's personality and varied emotions. A must-have for most collections. Fans will be in for another fun serving of their favorite girl named after a fruit."
-School Library Journal (starred review)


Praise for CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING

*"Filled with familiar Clementine charm but, more importantly, a whole lot of heart, too."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Author Notes

Before becoming an author, Sara Young was a watercolor painter. She has written several children's books including the Clementine series, Stuart's Cape, Stuart Goes to School, and Dumbstruck under the name of Sara Pennypacker. Written under her real name, My Enemy's Cradle is her first adult novel. Her title Pax made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2017.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Rambunctious Clementine is back, and with third grade almost over, she has calmed down and grown up. At least that's what her favorite teacher, Mr. D'Matz, thinks. Actually, Clementine is not ready to leave her teacher. She is also not ready to end a standoff with her father: she wants him to go vegetarian (regularly handing him drawings of sad animals), and he refuses. And if all that isn't enough, the new baby is expected soon. Pennypacker puts a pleasing bow on the popular series, giving Clementine a complicated family situation to deal with and allowing her to explore the feelings that come with being angry at someone you love. Ingenious, too, is the way she finds for Clementine to finally resolve the situation, reminding readers that love can be as important as taking a stand. Frazee's illustrations always charm, and that's true here. Although readers may be disappointed that Clementine and Mr. D'Matz don't get a face-to-face good-bye, the poignant ending still works its magic.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2015 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Clementine faces a host of rising fourth-grader issues as the school year ends. She's feuding with her father over his refusal to become a vegetarian like the rest of the family, she can't bring herself to say goodbye to her third-grade teacher, and the family's new baby is due soon and they haven't even chosen a name yet. Picking the baby's name should be easy, but her other problems are more serious. She's avoided her teacher and given her dad the silent treatment for so long that she begins to regret it-but it's so hard to stop! Clementine and her friends sometimes exhibit the concerns of adults (school friends worry about future wedding plans), but Clementine's steadfast good nature and silliness are endearing and relatable. Jessica Almasy narrates, bringing infectious enthusiasm to Clementine's usually upbeat and slightly sassy personality. Other character voices are clearly defined, with Clementine's parents sounding especially authentic. VERDICT Fans of the series and kids ready to move up from Junie B. Jones will enjoy. ["This last title in the popular and laugh-out-loud chapter book series is a must-have for library collections": SLJ 2/1/15 review of the Disney-Hyperion book.]-Lisa Taylor, Ocean County Library, NJ © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.