Book Review: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie
Posted on September 1st, 2011
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I was provided a free uncorrected proof of this book to review by a publicist. I suspect this is because I am a lawyer and a mom, and because the book was written by a lawyer and a mom, and there are many of you among my readers who are lawyers and moms. End Disclaimer.
This is a charming book about a girl who misses Bibi, her first babysitter, and her navigation of a new normal as she deals with the replacement babysitter, busy working parents, and a best friend who is in Oregon (where it rains all the time — I took a little umbrage with this, because the book is set in August, where rain is a gift).
It’s sweet, but not cloying; I admit I was teary at the end. The narrative voice is clear and funny, and while it’s clever, it’s not so clever that you think, “This isn’t a third grade kid.”
I enjoyed it, and it’ll be fun to read with my daughter when she’s a bit older.