March 6, 2010
BSC #33, Claudia and the Great Search: Claudia is No Nancy Drew
Summary: Claudia gets the idea that she’s adopted, since she’s so different from everyone else in her family (especially Janine) and there aren’t many pictures of her when she was a baby. She goes on a search to find out who she really is and connect with her birth parents, even though she has absolutely no proof that she’s adopted. Which, of course, she’s not. Her parents were just too lazy to take pictures of her, or something.
Claudia is also working with Kristy’s little sister Emily, who supposedly is delayed for her age and has the added roadblock of having to learn English. Claudia proves to be a pretty good teacher, not that she’s teaching calculus or physics or anything. Anyway, she helps Emily make some pretty big strides to catching up to other kids her age.
Thoughts: Who knew Claudia’s imagination was as overactive as Karen’s?
Dear ghostwriter, everything you describe about Emily goes for every normal two-year-old. She’s not as delayed as you make her out to be. Try harder next time. Also, Gabbie Perkins is in no way a good example of a normal two-and-a-half-year-old. She’s more like a four-year-old. Please spend some time with real children.
What kind of crappy preschool wouldn’t accept Emily because she’s a little delayed and isn’t potty-trained? SHE’S TWO! Not every two-year-old is potty-trained. Not every three-year-old is potty-trained! Ug, why am I looking for logic in this book?
Emily calls Janine Nee-nee. TOO CUTE.