Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Book Review: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg, illustrations by Matthew Cordell
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
For ages 8-10
A Texas Bluebonnet Book 2012/2013
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