By Julie Sternberg
I had a foul August. a truly undesirable August. As undesirable as pickle juice on a cookie. As undesirable as a spider internet in your leg. As undesirable because the black components on a banana.I wish your August was once larger. i actually do. When Eleanor's liked babysitter, Bibi, has to maneuver away to keep up her sick father, Eleanor needs to attempt to endure the summer season with out Bibi and get ready for the approaching tuition 12 months. Her new, less-than-perfect babysitter seriously isn't as much as snuff, and she or he does not look after such things as Bibi used to. yet because the tuition yr looms, it is time for brand new beginnings. Eleanor quickly realizes that she is going to consistently have Bibi, irrespective of how far-off she is. Written in a lyrical sort with considerate and captivating illustrations all through, this striking debut novel tells a poignant tale of friendship and the bittersweet emotions of transforming into up.Praise for Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie“Eleanor’s ingenuous free-verse monologue may still ring a bell with readers, particularly those that can have needed to do something about the lack of a family member. Cordell’s halftone cartoons express the story’s pathos and humor, in addition to Eleanor’s changeable moods.” –Publishers Weekly “Cordell’s winsome caricature drawings supplement the textual content with no overcrowding the verse. It tells an easy, poignant tale that may resonate with any baby who has ever needed to say good-bye.” –Booklist “This first novel is a promising debut. Eleanor’s issues, not just approximately her babysitter, but additionally approximately playmates, buddies and a brand new college yr may be favourite to readers, who will stay up for listening to extra approximately her life.” –Kirkus Reviews“Sternberg hits the entire correct notes the following, taking pictures a delicate kid’s first adventure of loss with gentle respectfulness and whole acknowledgment that separation is a bereavement too. Sprightly line drawings, with a similar perky homeyness because the tale, upload visible energy.” –Bulletin of the heart for Children’s Books “Heartfelt, available, and energetic…” –Bulletin of the heart for Children’s Books "This heartwarming novel and its winsome cartoon-like illustrations draw readers correct into the tale. teenagers might get pleasure from this brief bankruptcy ebook as an self sustaining learn, however it may even be a very good selection for folks to learn to or with their children." –BookPage
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I could stay by myself,” I said. “No,” my mom said. ” I knew that. But still. “I won’t like anyone else,” I said. “I understand,” my mom said. “No one in the world is as good as Bibi,” I said. “I know,” my mom said. “But maybe we can find someone who is not too terrible. I heard about someone named Natalie. ” I asked. “We have to,” my mom said. “Fine,” I said. But I didn’t like it. indd 45 10/12/10 11:22 AM Chapter Thirteen Natalie came over that very afternoon. “You keep inviting people without asking me,” I told my dad.
I never swallowed a single pit. I didn’t ask my mom if I could have her navy scarf that’s covered with cherries. I just took it and hid it under my pillow and decided to keep it there forever. indd 23 10/12/10 11:21 AM Chapter Nine After her very important call my mom sat on the couch with me and read five whole chapters of a book to me. She didn’t even stop when the phone rang. “We’ll let the machine get it,” she said. And when we got to the happy ending, my mom’s eyes got red and her cheeks got blotchy.
Indd 22 10/12/10 11:21 AM Bibi loves cherries. Before she moved away, we used to sit at the kitchen table with a bowl for me and a bowl for her and a bowl in the middle for the pits. We’d eat all those cherries and spit out the pits. Bibi would always remind me not to swallow the pit. And I never did. I never swallowed a single pit. I didn’t ask my mom if I could have her navy scarf that’s covered with cherries. I just took it and hid it under my pillow and decided to keep it there forever. indd 23 10/12/10 11:21 AM Chapter Nine After her very important call my mom sat on the couch with me and read five whole chapters of a book to me.
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg