|Completely Clementine (Clementine)|
Author: Pennypacker, Sara
Clementine faces changes at the end of her third grade year and anticipates the birth of her family's new baby.
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|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 172182
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 4.40
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 65468
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/15)
School Library Journal (02/01/15)
The Hornbook (00/03/15)
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Booklist - 02/01/2015 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. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 02/01/2015 Gr 2–4—Third grade is ending and Clementine feels anxious as the school year comes to a close. She does not like saying goodbye, and she's especially not ready to bid farewell to Mr. D'Matz. She's also worried about her mother's nutty "nesting" behavior as the new baby's birth approaches, and she's so mad at her dad she isn't speaking to him. Everything wraps up neatly by the end, though, and Clementine is finally ready to face the summer and embrace the unknowns of fourth grade. Clementine is just as fresh and funny in this seventh and final title in the series as she was in the first book. It's sure to be popular for readers already familiar with Clementine and will doubtlessly engender a new set of fans to read each of the books about this entertaining character. VERDICT This last title in the popular and laugh-out-loud chapter book series is a must-have for library collections.—Gaye Hinchliff, King County Library System, WA - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.