by Jeanne Birdsall
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Category: Copyright 2011
Personal Evaluation: I ate up these kind of good-kid books when I was little, and this one joins the pack. The absence of technology helps keep the books timeless, which is usually a good thing in my opinion. I absolutely adore all the Penderwick girls. I also loved the first two books in this series.
What might interest children: Even though the girls are squeaky-clean, they’re not annoying like the Bobbsey Twins can be. They can squabble like real siblings and have adventures and play soccer and get dirty, but they also grow as people in believable ways. This is the third book in the series and things tie up quite nicely in each of the books. I think even boys can enjoy these books because there is the opportunity to identify with the girls’ friend Jeffrey, making it okay for a boy to be friends with all these girls.