Clementine is a joy to read about and will charm both kids and adults. Pennypacker has nailed the experience of a 3rd grader with too much energy and so many ideas keep "sproinging" into her head. What is a girl to do?! One of my favorite scenes was when Clementine told Princi-pal Rice that she was still waiting for a gift in the gifted math class. Ha! Would make a splendid classroom read aloud for 2nd or 3rd grade.