Clementine is to my nephew and niece as Ramona Quimby was to me. She is the first non-picture, short chapter book my nephew and I read together, and her series has so much to offer kids who think reading isn't all that much fun. Clementine is fun. She's real, and she's not too adorable that you want nothing to do with her. This third book was just as much fun as the first, and the characters are even more interesting now that we know them a bit better. I hope there's plenty more of Clementine to come, and look forward to LilGirl's first read aloud for this summer.