Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker
Goodreads Summary: For Clementine, spring is a really big deal. It’s the time for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with spring cleaning, and for going on the school trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye Olden Times, but she isn’t so sure about surviving lunch there–the fourth graders have strict rules about no eating sounds. (What “is” snicking, anyway? ) If that wasn’t enough, Clementine also faces the challenges of learning Olive-language and surviving The Cloud on Bus 7.
Hearing the pilgrim lady talk about why she made the long journey from England makes Clementine think about rules. Who makes them, and what do they mean to the people who have to live with them? Today Clementine has to decide which rules are made to be broken.
If you have read any of my previous posts you know that Clementine is one of my all time favorite elementary children’s books. In fact, I named my second hedgehog Clementine.
In many ways Clementine reminds me of a modern day Ramona Quimby.
Clementine and the Spring Trip is the sixth book in the series. It’s just as good as all the previous books. Each book builds on the previous one. Clementine faces issues that are common to young elementary students: getting to know a new classmate, worrying about fitting in, older students, and new additions to the family. Pennypacker writes an entertaining story that will engage young and old readers alike. Clementine and the Spring Trip, like the other Clementine books is a great read aloud and must have for any school/classroom library.