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Completely Clementine


Series
Clementine

by
Sara Pennypacker
illustrated by
Marla Frazee

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Disney Hyperion
Imprint
Disney-Hyperion
ISBN
9781423123583

Awards and Honors
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2015, Ages 6–8
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Clementine is happy for summer vacation. But she doesn’t want to tell Mr. D’Matz “Good-bye, I sure grew a lot and now I’m ready for the challenges of fourth grade!” Black-and-white illustrations done with pen and ink.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

192

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Dewey

Fic

AR

4.6: points 3

Lexile

NC720L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

6

JLG Release

Jun 2015

Book Genres


Topics

Change. Family life. Babies. Humorous stories. School. Teachers.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

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

Horn Book

In this series ender, third grade is almost over, but Clementine is far from ready to say goodbye to her familiar classmates and supportive teacher. Mr. D’Matz keeps trying to tell her about all the ways she’s grown and changed since entering his class (Clementine, rev. 1/07 and sequels), but all Clementine hears when he talks about baby chicks ready to spread their wings is “his favorite story about how great it is when perfectly happy, unsuspecting birds get kicked off their branches.” Meanwhile, she’s not speaking to her father over an argument about vegetarianism, her new baby sibling is due any day, and her friend Margaret’s mother is about to get married. All this change and clamor is handled with the series’s signature light touch, mixing compassion, humor (often a function of Clementine’s tart perspective on various situations), and respect for Clementine’s very real, very relatable anxieties. The plot unfolds gently onward, seamlessly interweaving threads that are just right for their audience. Frazee’s breezy pen-and-ink half-page, full-page, and spot illustrations capture Clementine’s frenetic energy and goofy panache to expand upon already rich portrayals of her frazzled-but-loving parents, patient teacher, and similarly beset classmates. A warm, bittersweet sendoff for a beloved literary friend. claire e. gross

The Horn Book Guide Review:
In this series-ender, third grade is almost over, but Clementine isn’t ready to say goodbye. Meanwhile, she’s not speaking to her father, her new baby sibling is due any day, and her friend Margaret’s mother is getting married. All this change is handled with the series’ signature light touch. Breezy pen-and-ink illustrations capture Clementine’s goofy panache. A bittersweet sendoff for a beloved literary friend.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

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

Horn Book

In this series ender, third grade is almost over, but Clementine is far from ready to say goodbye to her familiar classmates and supportive teacher. Mr. D’Matz keeps trying to tell her about all the ways she’s grown and changed since entering his class (Clementine, rev. 1/07 and sequels), but all Clementine hears when he talks about baby chicks ready to spread their wings is “his favorite story about how great it is when perfectly happy, unsuspecting birds get kicked off their branches.” Meanwhile, she’s not speaking to her father over an argument about vegetarianism, her new baby sibling is due any day, and her friend Margaret’s mother is about to get married. All this change and clamor is handled with the series’s signature light touch, mixing compassion, humor (often a function of Clementine’s tart perspective on various situations), and respect for Clementine’s very real, very relatable anxieties. The plot unfolds gently onward, seamlessly interweaving threads that are just right for their audience. Frazee’s breezy pen-and-ink half-page, full-page, and spot illustrations capture Clementine’s frenetic energy and goofy panache to expand upon already rich portrayals of her frazzled-but-loving parents, patient teacher, and similarly beset classmates. A warm, bittersweet sendoff for a beloved literary friend. claire e. gross

The Horn Book Guide Review:
In this series-ender, third grade is almost over, but Clementine isn’t ready to say goodbye. Meanwhile, she’s not speaking to her father, her new baby sibling is due any day, and her friend Margaret’s mother is getting married. All this change is handled with the series’ signature light touch. Breezy pen-and-ink illustrations capture Clementine’s goofy panache. A bittersweet sendoff for a beloved literary friend.

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