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The Reading Pros Recap: The Penderwicks

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The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall has everything I’m looking for in a juvenile fiction book.  It is well-written and features a cast of characters who may sometimes do or say the wrong thing, but their hearts are in the right place.  The book harkens back to the classics…I’ve heard that Jeanne Birdsall was inspired to write about four sisters from Little Women.  It’s a story about everything that can happen in a summer and I’m sure that most kids will relate to the crazy situations that Rosalind, Skye, Jane and Batty find themselves in.

It was definitely a good choice for book club this month because the story takes place during the summer (who wants to read a school based story during vacation, right?).  We had a great time in book club today, and as usual, the snack was everyone’s mind from the beginning of the meeting.

I had sent out an email reminder about book club and told the members that today’s snack would be something that was featured in the book.  Here were some guesses:


Cold blueberry pancakes

Burned cookies

Rabbit (they were pets in the book, and no one eats them!)

The answer was none of the above.  We had gingerbread (which was delicious) with whipped cream and strawberries.  Here’s what we did with the leftover whipped cream:

Laurel was our librarian guest (she’s the one on whipped cream duty).  Thanks for stopping by today, Laurel!

In other news, I had a very special flower delivery:

A beautiful summer bouquet.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!



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