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Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (Eleanor) Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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Julie Sternberg, formerly a public-interest lawyer, is a graduate of the New School's MFA program in writing for children. This is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn. Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Trouble Gum. He lives in Chicago.
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Charlie, age 8
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
Author: Julie Sternberg
By: Yashvi S, 5th Grade
Teacher: Julie Treadwell
Summary: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie is a book about a girl named Eleanor who finds out that her favorite baby sitter Bibi is going to Florida for a long time to go take care of her father and it's summer vacation and her best friend Pearl is away too and her parents work so they find another baby-sitter Named Natalie And Eleanor doesn't like it at all because she only wants Bibi so Eleanor sends Bibi a letter it says:
Agnes from upstairs is here.
Dad invited her.
He didn't ask me first.
She is being very calm.
Yesterday mom bought me new pants.
So I will have them for school.
They're too big.
Nobody here can sew except for you.
And you left.
So I have to wear a belt.
I miss you every single day.
And I love you a million trillion.
A letter and waits for the mail everyday and one day she gets a letter from her new teacher Mr. Campanili and sends one back and finds out that Natalie and 3rd grade isn't so bad after all. A few days later she gets a letter back from Bibi and it says:
I am sorry that your pants are too big.
But that will change soon.
It is hot here in Florida.
In the afternoon my dad and I now sit on our porch and wait for the breeze.
We talk about you.
We talk about how smart you are and how funny you are and how sweet you are. I think of you every single day.
You will always be my Ellie. And I'll always be your Bibi.
Even If I'm here in Florida, sweating and you are far away.Read more ›
Ever felt the feeling when your favorite and first babysitter moves away? Eleanor Kane felt that feeling when Bibi (her babysitter) moved to Florida. Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg is an outstanding book for you to read. How is Eleanor going to deal with this?
This book is about Eleanor, a unique and quiet fourth grader. She wanted Bibi to stay with her and not move to Florida. But she had to move because she wanted to be with her dad at the hospital. So her mom tried to find other babysitters. But there were no babysitters that Eleanor liked. Then she began to write letters to Bibi. Will Eleanor feel better and find a babysitter like Bibi? Or will Eleanor not talk or see Bibi anymore?
Nothing stopped me from reading this enthusiastic book. At the beginning, I was at the top of the roller coaster ride because some exciting news happened when Eleanor found out that Bibi was moving away to Florida. They had a going away party and everybody was sobbing with tears. The day after Bibi left was heartbreaking. Eleanor had nothing to do because everything reminded her of Bibi. Pray that Eleanor finds a babysitter! Will Eleanor get through this rough moment and find a babysitter like Bibi? Read to find out.
I would recommend this book to mostly girls of all ages. I think this book could fit in many genres…realistic fiction, humorous, and more! This book can take you on an adventure ride through happy and sad moments. Like Pickle Juice On A Cookie is the book for you!
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As a teacher, I am always looking for books that have a great message and are written well. "Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie" is that sort of book. Students can learn to welcome the changes in their lives as they experience the changes that Eleanor must face. I also love the wording and layout of the book. The correspondence between different characters shows great use of letter-writing. The use of similes throughout as Eleanor compares her situations to various items is also a plus. I can see a lot of teachable moments coming out of this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect bedtime reading for my six year olds. It's written to reach them. They love Eleanor.Published 2 months ago by Jessica Sarlin
Very cute book. Funny and meaningful. Reminds adults how little things can seem as important as the world when we are kids. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
I read this to my granddaughter, who is 8, on a day when she wasn't feeling her best. We got through it in two sittings. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Avid Reader
I have been reading it over and over again
A little short but okay. Good job on this book! Smiles
Sometime people that we love move out of our lives, but this book shows how they still stay together with us even from far away. I loved the book!Published 11 months ago by Patricia Reckrey
Bought this to read to first graders but I was pretty underwhelmed and ended up not even reading it to them.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
When Eleanor’s babysitter moves to Florida, she is miserable. What will she do without Bibi, the best babysitter in the world? Her August is rotten with this loss. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MS