Friday, May 3, 2013

Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker-ESSENTIAL

Pennypacker, Sara, ill. by Marla Frazee, Clementine and the Spring Trip. Disney Hyperion, 2013. Pgs. 151.  Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G

It’s Spring and lots of adults and even classmates are either twitterpated or cleaning crazy. But, not Clementine and she is looking forward to the 3rd and 4th grade field trip to the Plymouth Plantation. Then, a new girl named Olive moves in and starts to make friends with everyone except Clementine. Of course, Olive and Clementine are made field trip buddies! What is she to do?

Join Clementine on a spring time adventure where she continues to learn about noisy eating sounds, stinky buses, and making friends. The plot inserts humor creatively does a great job of holding readers’ interest Add characters that delight and are easily  likable and young readers will have a hard time putting this down. Children who like humor, realistic, fiction, and quirky characters will enjoy reading this book.

EL (K-3), EL - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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