The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

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Winner or washout?
When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game-okay, so maybe not all the time. After her teacher announces that the third and fourth graders will be putting on a talent show, Clementine panics. She doesn't sing or dance or play an instrument. She can't even hop with finesse. And as if she didn't feel bad enough, her perfect best friend, Margaret, has so many talents, she has to alphebetize them to keep them straight

As the night of the big "Talent-palooza" draws closer, Clementine is desperate for an act, any act. But the unexpected talent she demonstrates at the show surprises everyone--most of all herself.
This next Clementine book is sure to bring the house down!
 

About Sara Pennypacker

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Sara Pennypacker was a painter before becoming a writer, and has two absolutely fabulous children who are now grown. She has written several books, including Clementine, illustrated by Marla Frazee; Stuart's Cape and Stuart Goes to School, both illustrated by Martin Matje, and Dumbstruck. Sara lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.Marla Frazee did the illustrations for this books predecessor, Clementine. She is author/illustrator of Walk On!, Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert, and Roller Coaster. She is also the illustrator of The Seven Silly Eaters, Everywhere Babies,and a bunch of other books. Marla works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree in Pasadena, California.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by Scholastic, Inc.. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Talented Clementine

The Bookbag

There are some laugh-out-loud moments: Clementine's definition of creme brulee is vanilla custard that's been blasted on top with a blowtorch and she is not even kidding about that.

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KidsReads

Although fashion does come into play when Clementine needs new sneakers and Margaret mocks her fashion statement, Clementine's style --- in word, deed and dress --- ends up serving her and her fellow third-graders well at the climactic moment of the talent show, when Clementine learns what her tr...

May 01 2007 | Read Full Review of The Talented Clementine

AuthorsDen

Pennypacker’s hilarious twist of a Clementine plot flows as naturally as her loveable heroine, who has noteworthy tricks up her sleeve by book’s end ...

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