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While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781415693391
Characteristics: 133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Frazee, Marla


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Nov 25, 2019

A modern day, quirky Ramona, Clementine is sure to be loved by boys and girls alike. Highly recommend for all 3-4th graders.

Feb 14, 2018

Clementine is a joy to read about and will charm both kids and adults. Pennypacker has nailed the experience of a 3rd grader with too much energy and so many ideas keep "sproinging" into her head. What is a girl to do?! One of my favorite scenes was when Clementine told Princi-pal Rice that she was still waiting for a gift in the gifted math class. Ha! Would make a splendid classroom read aloud for 2nd or 3rd grade.

TSCPL_Miranda Jan 14, 2018

My daughter and I loved this series! Clementine is a smart, energetic girl, an artist, a good friend, an animal lover...someone I wish lived next door, so she could be best friends with my little girl. We checked the whole series out from the library, and my daughter has already asked if I would buy it for her collection. I have no doubt she'll be reading these again and again, as she has with favorites by Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume.

vpl_childrens May 02, 2017

Interest level: ages 6-10. Eight-year-old Clementine is having a not so good week. Her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention. Her friend Margaret wants her hair cut, but when Clementine helps out everyone gets mad. And now her dad needs help winning the Great Pigeon War. Young listeners will laugh and empathize with the unforgettable Clementine. First in a series.

JCLJenP Jan 15, 2016

Spunky Clementine finds herself in constant trouble, despite trying so hard to do the right thing. This is a great read for anyone who can relate to being (or parenting) "the hard one".

vernessa7 Jun 07, 2013

A little sad and a little adventurous by michael

Jun 05, 2012

Clementine is always getting in trouble at school for not paying attention. The problem is she is paying attention, just not to the things her teacher wants her to. Clementine is also always thinking of ways to make things better. It's too bad that the adults in her life don't understand her ideas. So Clementine spends a lot of time in the principal's office. Teacher's send notes home. Neighbour's whisper about her being the difficult child. Still, can this irrepressible little girl, save the day in the end.

This is a wonderful story about an ADHD, artistic young girl who seems to have a talent for finding trouble. The humour in this book is twinned with actual pathos, leaving the reader with alternating tears and smiles. This is a sweet, book that is full of truth and joy.

Get this.

smc01 Jun 26, 2008

This is a delightful book for children in grades 2-6. Clementine is an, intelligent, entertaining little girl. My 9-year-old son and I laughed out loud while reading this one. Don't forget the rest of the series.


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vernessa7 Jun 07, 2013

Clementine colors and cuts off Margaret hair. by michael


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quoted by Michael: " No pointy lines."


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