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Jennifer's Diary Hardcover – March 20, 2007

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Grade 3-6-These two stories by Anne Fine are read here by British actress Sophie Ward. Jennifer's Diary is the story of two girls, Jennifer and Iolanthe. Jennifer has a diary but her writing is very uninspired. Iolanthe, bursting with creativity and thoughts begging to be expressed, has no diary of her own-and she wants Jennifer's diary. The Worst Child I Ever Had is a conversation between three babysitters, comparing stories about the worst children they ever cared for. These stories are rather dry and not initially compelling. Written for a British audience, the vocabulary is peppered with Briticisms. The narrator attempts to provide different voices for each character but only manages minimal distinctions. American children might find the British accent a deterrent.
Marilyn Hersh, Hillside Elementary School, Farmington Hills, MI
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374336733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374336738
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,841,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 2, 2004
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"Jennifer's Diary" is an interesting book.there are two girls, Jennifer and Iolanthe.Iolanthe has many ideas and can write stories.Jennifer can do maths, and learn poems and, and even play on the piano.But she can't write stories because she doesn't have any ideas.Aunt Mureil gave Jennifer a rainbow-coloured book.It was a diary.Jennifer wrote very boring things in her diary.For example:Jan 1st, it was quite cold today.Iolanthe started to write stories in Jennifer's diary.Because she had many ideas,so her stories were amusing and intersting.
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By Udayan Kale on March 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My daughter And I simply loved reading this book together -she is a second grader and shares my love for books.This book had us laughing so hard that we fell out of our chairs .We went back read the funny parts will look for other stories from this writer.
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