Written by Sara Pennypacker
Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Reviewed by Eliana G. (age 8)
In this book, Clementine discovers that her teacher, Mr. D’Matz, might leave for the rest of the year because he’s in a teacher competition and the best teacher goes to Egypt. When he leaves to compete, Clementine discovers that she does not like the substitute teacher. She is determined to find a way to get her teacher back. What will she do?
I liked this book for many reasons. First, I liked it because Clementine surprised me with her changing behavior. My favorite part was when she gave a speech about baked beans. It was unusual and I didn't expect her talk about baked beans in public. I liked this book because it is very funny when Clementine named her friend’s lizard, Flomax. That is why it’s a great book.
I would recommend this book to any kid that likes a good laugh. This story made me laugh and I could not put it down.