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Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (Eleanor) Hardcover – March 1, 2011

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Eleanor Abigail Kane has just experienced an August as dreadful as the black parts on a banana: her beloved babysitter, Bibi, has moved away to Florida to care for her ill father, and Eleanor is bereft. How she grows to love a new babysitter, while still cherishing Bibi, forms the center of this understated early chapter book. The story is told in straightforward, steady verse that echoes the gradual pace of Eleanor�s healing process. Surrounded by adults who are sympathetic to her loss, Eleanor is allowed time to grieve while being gently encouraged to find joy in new experiences and friends. Cordell�s winsome cartoon drawings complement the text without overcrowding the verse. The phrase �pickle juice on a cookie� is used at first to describe something tragic, and then something ridiculous, and fortunately, this title falls into neither category. It tells a simple, poignant story that will resonate with any child who has ever had to say good-bye. Grades 2-4. --Kara Dean

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 440L (What's this?)
  • Series: Eleanor
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810984245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810984240
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on February 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My name is Charlie, and I am 8 years old. "Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie" is a very good book. It made me think of my first babysitter, Ina, because we moved away from her. In the story, the babysitter moved away from them. Eleanor said, "My hand missed Bibi," and my hand misses Ina. It's a sad, but happy story. I recommend it to anybody!

Charlie, age 8
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I am reading this to my class right now and I really like it. The chapters are really short and it is something they can relate to. The book has some mini pictures in it. It is an easy read. The book is based on conversations, so if they don't understand that, it would be hard to follow. There is a lot of, "My dad said........he said, she said, etc" Otherwise I love the book. A good read aloud for an elementary class.
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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:
Dear Bibi,
Agnes from upstairs is here.
Dad invited her.
He didn't ask me first.
Don't worry.
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.
Love,
Eleanor

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:
Dear Eleanor,
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.
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I'm a third grade teacher and one of my students wrote this review. I hope you enjoy it as much as she did!

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!
Read it now!
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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. She gets a new babysitter, but she’s no Bibi. This is a wonderful children’s book dealing with changes in one’s life, making adjustments, and attachments that are broken. It’s written in verse, and Eleanor is endearing.
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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. This is a girl who has to be made to do her reading at night. She thoroughly enjoyed it and wouldn't let me stop until the end.
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Julie Sternberg's Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie is a profoundly bittersweet story about the relationship between a young girl, Eleanor, and her babysitter, Bibi. Bibi has to move away to care for her ailing father and the irresistibly likeable and thoughtful, Eleanor, has to deal with her deeply sorrowful feelings over the summer. The book, narrated by Eleanor, draws the reader in, such that we feel Eleanor's depth of emotion and her struggle to find her way in the world again without her beloved Bibi. Eleanor creeps into your heart and you find yourself caring deeply for her. And, yes, I even cried at the end of this very touching book, which I read with my 11-year old son who thought it was the perfect book for any young child, particularly someone who was struggling with any type of loss!
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