The Foot-Stomping Adventures of Clementine Sweet
Publication Date: March 2004
Categories: Humorous Stories
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This here's the story of the meanest, most ornery and pugnacious, pigtail-wearing, pint-sized person in the whole entire Texas Hill Country, and how she saved the town of Lovett from getting blown clear off the map. It's the story of little Clementine Sweet, the youngest of fourteen, who gets so tired of being forgotten about that she starts stomping on people's feet just to get noticed. Things look pretty bad for the sore-footed folks of Lovett until Clementine finally discovers a better use for her extra strong legs and super tough feet, and the townspeople can put away their steel-toed shoes and start two-stepping again. Vibrant illustrations capture all the spunk and exaggeration of this uproarious tale, full of fun-to-read-aloud true Texas slang. Clementine Sweet's frustrations and triumphs will enthrall little cowgirls and cowboys everywhere.
"Round-faced characters populate the cheerily bright acrylic illustrations that contribute to the...energy...a tale that will make them smile." KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews
"Children looking for a heroine who takes matters into her own hands--make that feet, too--will find her here." ALA BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA
"humor and spirit of a modern-day tall tale...just plain fun...will be an energetic addition to storytimes." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal