Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie

By Sternberg, Julie

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ISBN
978-0-81098-424-0
Publisher
Amulet Abrams


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2011

Gr 2–4—Eleanor is having a bad August, so bad it is "like pickle juice on a cookie." Her longtime babysitter, Bibi, is moving away to take care of her ailing father, and the eight-year-old is having trouble coping with her loss. Her parents and new babysitter, Natalie, do all they can to help her, but Eleanor is constantly reminded of Bibi and the things they did together. Writing a letter to her helps and she meets the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2011

It's the summer before the start of third grade, and eight-year-old Eleanor is bereft when her babysitter Bibi moves away to care for her sick father. Her parents tell her that she doesn't need Bibi as much anymore, and that everything will be okay. "Everything will not be okay,' I said. / This is as bad as somebody dying,' I said." Eleanor's parents treat her with compassion, and her new babysitter Natalie sensiti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Eight-year-old Eleanor is bereft when her babysitter moves away; Eleanor's new babysitter sensitively gives her room to grieve. Ster...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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