Clementine and the Family Meeting (Clementine Series #5) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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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....

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Clementine's day is off to a bad start: the family meeting sign is posted on the fridge. Those meetings are often about something she has done that she should not have, so she is worried. In science class she discovers her science project rat has disappeared somewhere in the school's walls and she and her partner will probably have to come up with a new project. Then, back home at the end of the school day, she cannot find her favorite hat—the one knitted by her grandmother. Can the day get any worse? There is some relief when her parents tell her the meeting is not because she is in trouble, but the news that there is a baby on the way is hardly comforting. A baby means there will be five in the family and that just does not work! A table has four sides, as do puzzles. To Clementine, four is a perfect number since the family can easily break into twos—two children, two parents, or one child paired with a parent. Her parents are surprised by her reaction but give her time and space to work her way through her feelings, which seem to stem from concerns about where she will fit in more than jealousy. Clementine is finding it difficult to deal with change, both at home and at school. Clementine's father wisely gives her some special attention. That attention, and his wacky humor, helps her begin to feel more at ease as her parents help her realize that she is a wonderful big sister. Gram sends a new hat and the rat situation resolves itself with a predictable scenario. As in the other books about Clementine, Frazee's pen and ink drawings bring Clementine, her family, and friends to life and add to the humor as well. It is not necessary to have read the preceding books; each can stand-alone. This will be a popular read aloud at home and at school. It would be useful in discussions about character traits, character development, and story elements. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—The irrepressible third grader, Clementine, is back in this installment (Hyperion, 2011) of Sara Pennypacker's series. Clementine sees the ominous "Family Meeting" sign on the refrigerator, she thinks that she is going to be in big trouble. The actual reason for the meeting is far worse than anything she could have imagined: her parents are expecting a baby, and they didn't even ask her if it was okay! To make matters worse, a key element in Clementine's science project has gone missing, her best friend Margaret is turning into a makeup fiend, and she lost her favorite winter hat. Dismayed at first, Clementine realizes that her worries have a solution: mostly, the love and warmth of her family, but having her own tool belt doesn't hurt, either. Jessica Almasy brings Clementine to life with a performance that is chock-full of sparkle and verve. The girlish pitch of her voice is perfectly suited to the character, and her enthusiastic delivery is spot-on. The slightly different voices she gives the adult characters serviceable but not memorable. But this isn't really a drawback, as it allows Clementine to be the star. A sweet story with pitch-perfect narration makes this audiobook a must-have.—Amy Holland, Irondequoit Public Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews

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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606260930
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 6/30/2012
  • Series: Clementine Series, #5
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 162
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    The best Clementine book yet! Go Sara Pennypacker! Can't what fo

    The best Clementine book yet! Go Sara Pennypacker! Can't what for
    another fun filled book of clementine!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    Greatest book ever!

    It is exciting with Clementine's usual madness. I got it yesteday and to day i'am done with it. Thanks Dad for getting this for me.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

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    Highly Recommended-Fun and quirky Clementine is back!

    I love Sara Pennypackers's funny and quirky character Clementine! These books always make me laugh and they are perfect as a family read or for that beginning reader just coming out of their first chapter books. In Pennypacker's new book, Clementine and the Family Meeting, Clementine finds herself facing the prospect of a new brother or sister and not quite sure how to handle it. With the help of a rat named Eighteen and her new grown up tool belt, Clementine comes to terms with having a new baby in the family although she does think it's only fair that this baby have a food name too, perhaps Mushroom Soup.
    Pennypacker takes a fun look at a subject that many kids find themselves in. I enjoy all the characters in this series and am still wondering what Clementine's brother's real name is. This book is perfect for children who will become big brothers or sisters and for those who just enjoy a good laugh. I love the fact that Clementine finds herself in unique situations yet is by no means a brat. This series is one of my favorite book recommends for that 6-10 year age range. I will be more than happy to hand sell this one and look forward to the seeing the art work in the finished version.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Good

    Very good book

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