by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks book 4
Random House Kids
As spring arrives on Gardam Street, there are surprises in store for each Penderwick, from neighbor Nick Geiger’s expected return from the war to Batty’s new dog-walking business, but her plans to use her profits to surprise her family on her eleventh birthday go astray.
Oh my I can not say enough about The Penderwicks! The Penderwicks In Spring is the first book I’ve read from this simply adorable series!After reading this book all that changed. My youngest and I grabbed books 1-3 at our local library and plan to read them. How on earth did I not know about this book series. Jeanne Birdsall has created a wonderful set of characters in the Penderwicks. Her books are so great, they are even better when read aloud. Kids as well as you will laugh so hard at times, making this a treasured book that will be read again and again.
Each character is so well developed and a delight to read about. Lydia is a typical 2 year old, she is in love with all things princess and big brother Ben. She loves to be his little shadow and follow him around, guess he is her prince. Ben is a nature loving boy who isn’t thrilled with Lydia being his shadow but loves her just as much. Sometimes he doesn’t want a “baby” following his every step. Batty is our favorite she is just so sweet, funny and a sweetheart. Jane is wonderful and loves to indulge Lydia’s princess obsession and really dotes on her. I really enjoyed Jane’s character also, OK I really like all the character and the Penderwick family. Skye is another one of the teenagers that has typical teen drama (along with Jane). Skye is a bit of a fiesty girl and knows what she wants and thinks. Rosalind is the oldest and away at college, she is heading home and just in time. Plus there is the honorary Penderwick Jeffery. He is the friend that is around all the time so it’s like he is family! The Penderwick kids need some money and they just what to do. However this is the Penderwicks so things don’t go as planned.
If you are looking for a great fun series to read aloud this summer, bedtime or any time than go grab The Penderwicks In Spring. While your at it grab:
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy
While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four young sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
When the three younger Penderwick sisters go to Maine with Aunt Claire and are separated from oldest sister Rosalind for the first time in their lives, an uncertain Skye is left in charge as the OAP–oldest available Penderwick.
Make it a Penderwick summer and you will have a fun adventure filled summer full of laughter!
thank you Random House Kids for sending us a copy of The Penderwicks In Spring. You have made us big Penderwicks fans! All thoughts and opinions are my own and were no way influenced by the free book.