Clementine and the Family Meeting: Clementine Series, Book 5
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Clementine's having a nervous breakdown. The FAMILY MEETING! sign is up in her house, and she just knows she's in trouble for something. Has she been too mean to her little brother? Too sloppy? Eating too much junk food? Try as she might to find out what's on the agenda, her parents won't reveal anything before the meeting. As far as Clementine is concerned, the agenda should be something like: "We're getting a gorilla." But no, it's something entirely different. "We're talking about a new baby," says her father. "A brother or sister for you two. What do you think about that?" NO THANKS! is what Clementine thinks. After all, four is the perfect number for a family. There are four sides to a table, not five. Will Clementine learn to make room for one more? Readers will chuckle at Clementine's unique perspective on the age-old issue of sibling rivalry.
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      • content: scigirlronni - I love this book.I has a dash of humor and it is very inspiring.Clementine is having a nervous breakdown.HER FAMILY MEETING SIGN IS UP!She wondering if is eating to much candy or she is needs more manners and so on,so on.But instead her mom is pregnant and don't want a new baby.She thinks 4 people is a perfect number not 5 people.But she realizes that having a new baby is a good thing and life isn't always perfect.You will chuckle to Clementine's unique perspective on the age old issue of sibling rivalry.HOPE YOU LOVE THIS BOOK!Sara Pennypacker is a great author who wrote this book.This book is so amazing I kept reading it.Some parts were so funny I feel of my chair.
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        August 1, 2011

        Gr 2-4-Clementine's fifth adventure for early chapter-book readers addresses a topic many children can relate to. The third-grader's parents call a family meeting to announce that a new baby is on the way. Clementine's reaction to the news is realistic-she says "No thanks!" She argues that four is the perfect number for a family, for reasons as varied as there are four sides to a puzzle to the fact that hot dogs come in packages of eight, so a family of four can have two each. Her parents are a little surprised by her reaction but take the time to try to understand how she is feeling and demonstrate how special she is to them. Through some humorous conversations with her friends, grandparents, and teacher, Clementine changes her perspective on the situation. This is a solid entry in the series, and it will surely keep readers wanting more.-Amy Commers, South St. Paul Public Library, MN

        Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Starred review from August 15, 2011

        Clementine has had many not-so-good days. But this one just might be the worst.

        She loses her favorite hat, her science project is ruined and the "family meeting!" sign is up on the refrigerator—that's never a good thing. Even though family meetings are supposed to be about family issues, Clementine usually ends up getting in trouble. But this one is different. Clementine's dad announces that their family is going to grow. Are they are getting a gorilla, like Clementine has always wanted?! No. It's a new baby. Clementine is N-O-T, not happy. They are a family of four. Four is a perfect number. In infallible Clementine reasoning: "Four can be two and two sometimes, and nobody is lonely. Two kids and two grown-ups. Two boys and two girls. There are four sides to the kitchen table, so we each get one." Five just doesn't work. Pennypacker tackles the oft-written new-baby theme from a refreshing, older perspective; jealousy is not the foremost emotion, it's vulnerability. Everything is changing too fast. Clementine and her dad have always had a unique bond, but in this venture, he especially shines. He picks up on unspoken feelings and knows just how to give the right amount of comfort.

        Filled with familiar Clementine charm but, more importantly, a whole lot of heart, too. (Fiction. 7-10)

        (COPYRIGHT (2011) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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