Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

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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, 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.
 

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Author Bio: Sara Pennypacker (www.sarapennypacker.com) was a painter before becoming a writer, and has two absolutely fabulous children who are now grown. She has written several books, including Clementine, The Talented Clementine, Clementine's Letter, Clementine, Friend of the Week, and Clementine and the Family Meeting, all illustrated by Marla Frazee. She grew up in Massachusetts and lives there to this day.Illustrator Bio: Marla Frazee (www.marlafrazee.com) illustrated the first five books in the Clementine series.  She is the author/illustrator of The Boss Baby; Walk On!; Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; and Roller Coaster.  She is also a two time Caldecott Honoree, for All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, and  her own A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever . Marla works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree in Pasadena, California.
 
Published February 15, 2008 by Disney Hyperion. 164 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Clementine’s only just “getting the hang of third grade”—she hasn’t been sent to Principal Rice’s office for a whole week—when her world turns upside-down: Her beloved Teacher is a finalist for an Adventures for Teachers award, and if he wins, he’ll be gone for the rest of the year.

Mar 15 2008 | Read Full Review of Clementine

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Even though family meetings are supposed to be about family issues, Clementine usually ends up getting in trouble.

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What to do when all the third- and fourth-graders are putting on a talent show but you don’t have a talent?

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Maybe it was because third-grader Clementine was a little bit angry with her best friend Margaret that things got out of hand with the scissors and the permanent markers and the hair.

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Maybe it was because third-grader Clementine was a little bit angry with her best friend Margaret that things got out of hand with the scissors and the permanent markers and the hair.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Clementine

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I have had not so good of a week," begins the irrepressible narrator of this winning caper. Pennypacker (Stuart's Cape ) then takes readers straight throu

Aug 07 2006 | Read Full Review of Clementine

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Using her mother's permanent markers, Clementine asked Margaret to color Clementine's hair green.

Sep 29 2006 | Read Full Review of Clementine

The Bookbag

There are circles and stars and flowers too, because Clementine is a circles and stars and flowers sort of girl.

Jan 19 2015 | Read Full Review of Clementine

BookPage

Readers will laugh as Clementine tries to change the subject in the principal's office and discusses how all the most exquisite names can be found on labels in the bathroom.Marla Frazee's delightful black-and-white drawings capture the whimsical nature of Clementine and the ever-so-slightly stu...

Jul 26 2015 | Read Full Review of Clementine

Common Sense Media

In the end, hair begins to grow back, friendships are mended, Clementine's parents address her fears and treat her to a big surprise.

Sep 15 2006 | Read Full Review of Clementine

KidsReads

Clementine absolutely adores her teacher, but she and the rest of her third grade class gasp when the principal says his name aloud.

Jan 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Clementine

KidsReads

When Clementine's parents call a family meeting, the third grader is pretty sure the agenda won't be good.

Sep 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Clementine

KidsReads

For this reason alone, second and third grade fans of Lois Lowry (Gooney Bird Greene), Beverly Cleary (Ramona) and numerous Judy Blume books will welcome this irresistible character and eagerly await future adventures with Clementine.

Sep 12 2006 | Read Full Review of Clementine

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Whether they're learning hard truths about loss and prejudice or finding out what it really means to grow up and be independent, the kids in these books are the kind of memorable characters your own children are sure to relate to.

Sep 30 2014 | Read Full Review of Clementine

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Despite all of Clementine's challenges, the reader also knows that she'll land on her feet or more likely, in the arms of loving parents.

Jul 26 2015 | Read Full Review of Clementine

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I hope that we are able to read book after book after book together.

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When she makes a portrait of the now short-haired Margaret and shows it to her, Margaret says, “I look like a dandelion!” And Clementine responds, “Dandelions are beautiful.” Attempting to cheer up Margaret, Clementine uses markers to help color in her hair and, when that fails to do the trick, C...

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