Monday, May 13, 2013

Bibliophile's Corner

Like Pickle Juice On A Cookie
by Julie Sternberg

Amazon Description:

I had a very bad August.

A very bad August.

As bad as pickle juice on a cookie.

As bad as a spider web on your leg.

As bad as the black parts of a banana.
I hope your August was better.

I really do.

When Eleanor's beloved babysitter, Bibi, has to move away to take care of her ailing father, Eleanor must try to bear the summer without Bibi and prepare for the upcoming school year. Her new, less-than-perfect babysitter just isn't up to snuff, and she doesn't take care of things like Bibi used to.  But as the school year looms, it's time for new beginnings. Eleanor soon realizes that she will always have Bibi, no matter how far away she is.

My Thoughts:
This delightful novel in verse is a wonderful story about change. The reader is invited into the whimsical world of Eleanor in a tale that was written in first person - that made this beautiful story magical for me. Although this book was written for the middle grade reader, I found the prose to be so charming that I'm sure I'll read it again. I would definitely recommend Like Pickle Juice On A Cookie to readers from the ages of eight to eighty!

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  1. The title alone is evocative and fun.

    1. Sara - This book is one of those reads that appears to be light-hearted, but when you ponder the prose you realize an important theme is hidden within. Thanks for your comment!

  2. I'll have to move this one up on my list!! Sounds delightful =)