Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book Review: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg, illustrations by Matthew Cordell

I love the title of this book. The mental image of a pickle juice soaked cookie turns my stomach and puckers my lips. Yuck!

Eleanor is eight years old and her beloved babysitter Bibi is moving away to Florida. Bibi is having a horrible day! She can't believe Bibi is moving away. What will she do? Everything reminds her of Bibi. Her parents try and console Eleanor, but the fact is Bibi is gone.

This is a coming of age story. Eleanor is only eight years old, but this is a pivotal moment in her life. The person she's counted on the most has moved away and Eleanor must learn and new way, a new life without Bibi.

I loved this story.
I want to be Eleanor's friend, and bake cookies with her.....without pickle juice.

It is an endearing story.
It is a story a child can relate to (because we all have to say goodbye to someone.)
She is a normal kid, not over the top in any way, just a normal kid (like most of us.)

Published by Abrams Books 2011
128 pages
For ages 8-10
A Texas Bluebonnet Book 2012/2013

Link @ Barnes and Nobles:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/like-pickle-juice-on-a-cookie-julie-sternberg/1100043689?ean=9780810984240
Hardcover $11.15

1 comment:

Jennifer Hartling said...

This sounds like a sweet book. The title is adorable and funny ;) I'm always looking for books like this for my nephews, thanks for the heads up