The Talented Clementine (Clementine Series #2)

The Talented Clementine (Clementine Series #2)

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ISBN-13: 9780786838714
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: Clementine Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 60,636
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sara Pennypacker was a painter before becoming a writer, and has two absolutely fabulous children who are now grown. She has written several books, including Clementine and The Talented Clementine, illustrated by Marla Frazee; Stuart's Cape and Stuart Goes to School, both illustrated by Martin Matje, and Dumbstruck. Sara lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Marla Frazee did the illustrations for the first two books in the Clementine series. She is author/illustrator of Walk On!, Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert, and Roller Coaster. She is also the illustrator of The Seven Silly Eaters, Everywhere Babies,and a bunch of other books. Marla works in a small backyard cabin under an avocado tree in Pasadena, California.

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Talented Clementine 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful! I wish that Sara Pennypacker would write more Clementines!!! I have read this book over and over again. It is that good!!!!!!
MeredithMB More than 1 year ago
Clementine is a clever and quirky character who finds her special talent just in time for the fourth and fifth grade talent show. Her role in the "Talent-Palooza, Night of the Stars" echos her own personally unique way of looking at life. I would confidently recommend the series for first and second grade students. While anyone might enjoy this whimsical read, girls would likely relate more closely with Clementine. In many ways, Clementine is reminiscent of Barbara Parks, "Junie B." Yet I appreciate that Sara Pennypacker has made a point to teach her young readers a lesson too: everyone has talent, it just takes a while to find it sometimes.
kayceel on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really enjoy the Clementine books. Clementine is utterly charming, as is her family, who dearly love her despite being somewhat frustrated by her.Clementine's talent for noticing things (easily distracted, she gets sent to the principal's office multiple times in the first book in the series) comes in handy for the school's talent show.Her dismay over being unable to find a "normal" talent is very realistic, as are the reactions of her friends and family (surely you can think of something to do?!), and makes the final chapter all the sweeter.A funny, delightful read - highly recommended!
YouthGPL on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Susan says: This second book about Clementine in the third grade is just as sweet as the first. Clementine's teacher tells them all that the third and fourth grades are having a talent show to raise money for the school. This sends Clementine into a panic because she does not believe she has any talent. Adults or older readers can see that she has many talents, but she's focused on tap dance and singing. Finally the day of the talent show arrives, and she ends up becoming the director of the talent show, and does a great job. This would be a good book for chick lit, since it is fairly short, and even older girls would get something out of it. Clementine is funny, interesting and a real character. I'll keep reading in this series of short chapter books.
allawishus on LibraryThing 8 months ago
In this entry into the Clementine series, her class is holding a talent show. Clementine's very worried that she doesn't have a proper talent to demonstrate. I find the storyline somewhat contrived and problematic since it's perfectly obvious that Clementine has many demonstrable talents (art for one), especially in light of what the other student's talents are: doing cartwheels, giving fashion advice, etc. It's not like she has to play Beethoven's Ninth, here. I also find it out of character that Clementine becomes this hyper-organized stage manager since her character so far in the series has been shown to be relatively self-involved and not always aware of other people's actions/reactions (i.e. the pigeon party from the previous book, Clementine). That said, she's still enjoyable as a character and I think kids will really like her and relate to her insecurities.
avcr on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Eight-year-old Clementine, convinced that she has no talents, tries to find a way to avoid participating in the class talent show.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Clementine is worried because her class is doing a talent show and Clementine can't think of anything she can do for it. It's a laugh-out-loud romp as Clementine tries to think of an act, even resorting to asking That Margaret for help. Highly recommended for fans of Ramona Quimby and Junie B. Jones.
ejl on LibraryThing 8 months ago
If you enjoy Junie B. you will also like Clementine. A fun read!
sroslund on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The second-grade fund-raising talent show is coming up and Clementine has no talents! Her neighbor, Margaret, has so many she has to alphabetize them to remember them all and Clementine's dad (who suggests Clementine trim ivy on stage) is no help either! Will Clementine have to move to Egypt to avoid being embarrassed at the show? Sara Pennypacker's clever and hilarious "The Talented Clementine" (2007) won several Best Book of the Year awards and the National Parenting Publication Gold Award for its endearing female protagonist who always asks the most interesting questions and who sends herself to the principal¿s office. The 138-pages transitional chapter book will have readers rolling in the aisles at Clementine's witty, truthful observations when cleaning up; "I learned that coffee is easier to clean up when you spill it on a new brown rug. You hardly have to touch it at all!" and when getting ready for school, "Which reminded me to crawl under the bus seat to get all [my paper] before we got to school. This is called Being Organized." Playfully illustrated in black and white, Marla Frazee's drawings show readers a button-eyed, bewildered Clementine, doing what she does best - being herself. Parents and teachers will love the suspenseful build-up that keeps their readers interested through this page-turner and readers will fall in love with Clementine, who, like them, is just trying to get through the school day in one piece! Recommended for ages 7-8.
mysteena on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love Clementine. She's so fun to read, often making the boys and me laugh out loud as we read. This story is how Clementine, a highly-distractable, highly-intelligent girl, can't think of a talent for the school talent show. Her search for talents made my boys think about their own talents which led to some nice conversations. I love Sara PennyPacker, she is an excellent author that portrays her children characters so accurately.
adge73 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Even funnier than the first one. I can't wait to see what Clementine does next!
misserin on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Third grader (and Ramona throne usurper) is baaack!! Thankfully! (This is one "series" I will whole-heartedly recommend to kids!!)This time, Clementine's class is doing a talent show... but Clementine doesn't think she has any talents to show. Will she find out what hers is? Of course! It's a kids book! ;) But the hilarious-ness is how she gets there! One example... she thinks she can tap dance but has no shoes, so she opens up 24 bottles to take the caps and superglue them to her sneakers! (Followed by a hilarious conversation between her parents as to who has to take her shoe shopping to replace the ruined pair!) This character is so real she makes me laugh out loud
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves these books. It is every bit as funny as Junie B. but with a cleaner mouth.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an adorable book that would be a great read aloud for grades up to third grade, possibly fourth. The character of Clementine is unique and quirky and many children could relate to the way she feels throughout thsi story. The ending came full circle for Clementine. The talents of the other students were very accurate as to what third and fourth graders would probably want to display in a talent show. There waas not anything that I disliked about this book, I thought it was perfect for elementary school children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Talented Clementine By: Sara Pennypacker-Book Review' Sara Pennypacker 'Clementine, Stuart¿s Cape' has successfully followed up her first Clementine installment with another just as clever and just as fun. Clementine is surprised when she is told that her class will participate in a talent show. Clementine panics at the thought because she knows she does not have a talent, even after earnestly trying to discover other talents that she did not possess. Once she comes to the heartbreaking conclusion that she is useless in that department, Clementine learns she has a surprising hidden talent that saves the show. One thing that will interest readers is Clementine herself. She is messy and does not like to do a lot of work. Dressing fashionably is not in her everyday vocabulary. She is comfortable in mix-match outfits and enjoys being herself. The elementary student realizes that being herself and doing what she always does helps her out at the end to be more involved in the talent show. Readers will absolutely fall in love with this little spit fire of a girl. She is her own person. Having a loving, caring family encourages Clementine to be responsible, and empathetic, and to believe in her talents. I would read The Talented Clementine book over and over again. I give this book two thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Talented Clementine By: Sara Pennypacker-Book Review' Sara Pennypacker 'Clementine, Stuart¿s Cape' has successfully followed up her first Clementine installment with another just as clever and just as fun. Clementine is surprised when she is told that her class will participate in a talent show. Clementine panics at the thought because she knows she does not have a talent, even after earnestly trying to discover other talents that she did not possess. Once she comes to the heartbreaking conclusion that she is useless in that department, Clementine learns she has a surprising hidden talent that saves the show. One thing that will interest readers is Clementine herself. She is messy and does not like to do a lot of work. Dressing fashionably is not in her everyday vocabulary. She is comfortable in mix-match outfits and enjoys being herself. The elementary student realizes that being herself and doing what she always does helps her out at the end to be more involved in the talent show. Readers will absolutely fall in love with this little spit fire of a girl. She is her own person. Having a loving, caring family encourages Clementine to be responsible, and empathetic, and to believe in her talents. I would read The Talented Clementine book over and over again. I give this book two thumbs up.