I'll admit it right now...it's been a tough reading week. Between getting my house back to normal after the holiday (and the ten pies I baked last week!) and all the time I've spent Christmas shopping, I haven't had much time to read. SO...! I've decided to review one of my favorite books...The Talented Clementine.
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.
From Heather: I love Clementine books! They are absolutely adorable. They are kind of like the Junie B. Jones books, only not so annoying. She is charming and funny and her books are so fun to read. Clementine's voice makes me laugh out loud. "Do you need me to spy on the sitter? Make sure she doesn't smoke cigars? Or order things from the Shopping Channel? Do you think she's making phone calls to Australia?" or "'I tried on all of the Popsicle sneakers. The salesman asked me if I really had to test out each color by running across the store, climbing onto a chair, and then jumping off. I guess he was new."
As funny as she is, though, some of the things she says are pretty genius. "My parents think I have a hard time choosing things, but that's not it. I can choose things just fine. The problem is, whenever you have to choose something, that means you have to not-choose about a hundred other things. Which is not so easy." Genius I say! (So THAT'S why I have such a hard time choosing!)
The Clementine books also have a wonderful "supporting cast" too. I love her principal, Mrs Rice. She knows just the right way to work with Clementine...I wish all kids could be so lucky! And her parents are not quite as crazy as some book parents. (a huge pet peeve of mine, now that I'M the parent!)