Seriously. Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie may be short (I read the whole thing today), and the vocabulary may be relatively simple, but it sure made teary. Eight-year-old Eleanor’s babysitter-since-she-was-born, Bibi, is moving away to take care of her sick father, and Eleanor misses her and misses her. Ultimately, however, her parents, her new babysitter, and her friends (old and new!) help her deal with her very real grief. This is a poignant, humorous, lovely little book, and while it’s going to be technically easy for my seven-year-old, it’s emotionally just about right!
Oh, and the illustrations only add to it. I love Eleanor’s mad faces!