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Clementine in the City Hardcover – June 23, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile; First Edition first Printing edition (June 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670059293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670059294
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,681,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2–Clementine, a small-town poodle, moves to Manhattan to become a circus dog and is given three days to get her act together. New friends help her locate the props she needs (e.g., a trip to the feather district for a boa) and explore the town as they go. Clementine's show is spectacular until she falls and breaks her leg, but all is not lost. Her hospital roommate, after hearing about her exploits, hires her to write for his travel guide. Readers are left with a sense that they'll hear more about this pooch. Clementine's fresh narrative introduces each new experience or concept. A variety of fonts enliven the pace and effectively capture the city's hustle and bustle. Fans of Maira Kalman's witty animal stories and urbane flair will be the best audience for Clementine's adventures. Preschool and early elementary teachers may wish to use this for city/country units.–Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
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PreS-K. As much a celebration of the city as a dog adventure, this lighthearted picture book captures the elemental dream of leaving home. Clementine the poodle is tired of her boring small town, so she moves to New York and applies for a job as a juggler in the circus. She fails at the job, but she discovers some amazing things and makes friends who take her to plays, museums, and a journey by subway to the sea. On each jazzy double-page spread, varied type styles and freestanding watercolor images show and tell about her amazing discoveries--from skyscrapers and aromatherapy to gnocchi and Wiener schnitzel.^B Her friends even give her a wash at the Launder Mutt.Hartland manages to combine characteristics of both humans and woolly poodles in Clementine, and kids will love it. Hazel Rochman
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jen on November 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I LOVE reading this book to my daughter. It is a wonderful children's book, and somehow the excitement and bustle of the big city just jumps through the pages. Highly recommended.
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