Summer is almost here, and Clementine is not ready. She is not ready to start speaking to her father again, because she's still mad at him for eating meat. Instead, she has to express her sadness by giving him drawings of animals she knows would not want to be somebody's dinner. Then there is the new baby on the way. Clementine's mom sure doesn't seem ready. She's suddenly crazy about cleaning (Dad says she is nesting), but she doesn't even have a name picked out yet. Clementine just hopes the baby won't be a dud. What Clementine really isn't ready for is saying good-bye to her third grade teacher. She knows Mr. D'Matz is going to tell her all kinds of things that aren't true. The only thing that's certain is that whatever happens, Clementine will do things her own way! Series Information: Clementine is a girl with a unique way of looking at life. Her thoughts run a mile a minute, she has a terrible aversion to pointy things, and she's allergic to sitting still. Clementine notices things and imagines possibilities that no one else sees; she just has trouble following the rules that the world around her seems to have made up. This lovely series imagines the world from Clementine's perspective, one that many readers will recognize. It provides a wonderful look at a child with the confidence to be different and a family that encourages her creativity.