I can't help but compare third-grader Clementine to Ramona Quimby. She has the same irrepressible personality and timeless quality. Pennypacker, like Clearly, clearly understands children and remembers exactly what childhood was like. And, like Ramona, Clementine has wonderful, completely believable parents.
In Clementine and the Family Meeting, Clementine panics when she sees the sign announcing a family meeting. Surely she's in trouble again. But you may be able to guess what's coming...family dynamics, they are a-changin'...and you'll love going along with Clementine on her journey to acceptance. Oh, and you might be inspired to go out and buy a tool belt of your own. Take my word for it.
If you haven't read the rest of the Clementine series, start and the beginning with Clementine. You can thank me later.
*I was provided a free e-book copy for review by the publisher through NetGalley.