From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 2–4—Irrepressible and delightful Clementine is back. She is enjoying third grade—she is in sync with her teacher, Mr. D'Matz, and is rarely sent to speak with Principal Rice, a major accomplishment in her school life. Then Mr. D'Matz is selected as one of three finalists for an Adventures for Teachers archaeological dig in Egypt and leaves for a week to meet with the committee. Clementine is distraught to learn that if chosen as the winner, he will be gone for the rest of the school year. When the substitute arrives, Clementine learns that she has to follow completely different rules. The next week is not an easy one for the child as she adjusts to Mrs. Nagel, worries about losing Mr. D'Matz, copes with her everyday life as an impulsive eight-year-old, and frets about the letter she is supposed to write to the prize committee about her teacher. Through it all, she shines with a vibrant spirit that can never be completely extinguished, even when she is feeling down. Frazee's pen-and-ink drawings perfectly capture Clementine's personality and her world.—Terrie Dorio, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
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"Give this to readers of Judy Blume and cross your fingers for more." Starred review, Kirkus. -- Kirkus Review Fans of Judy Moody will welcome this portrait of another funny, independent third-grader. -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Clementine is a true original ... Libraries will need multiple copies of this one, because early chapter-book readers will jump at the chance to spend another eventful week with Clementine. -- School Library Journal Frazee's polished, warm-spirited line drawings ... capture the endearing idiosyncrasies of its heroine, who will equally charm returning readers and those meeting her for the first time. -- Booklist Will have immediate appeal for those who enjoy a good school story. -- Carousel Endearing and funny. Highly recommended. -- School Librarian Hugely entertaining. -- Families Magazine Beautifully written and illustrated. -- Clementine's Letter
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