After getting a truly terrible grade, Penelope Kingston makes a plan to perfect her grades in the fourth book in the charming Penelope Perfect chapter book series.
Penelope Kingston has never, ever messed up on a test—until now. After this Truly Terrible Mistake, Penelope needs to make sure that she gets absolutely perfect grades from now on in every subject, including the dreaded drama class.
Luckily, Penelope is very good at organizing, so she figures she can be the director of the upcoming play. But can Penelope handle the naughtiest girl in class?
One thing’s for sure: Penelope Kingston didn’t get to be excellent at most things by being a quitter!
Chrissie Perry is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults, including thirteen books in the popular Go Girl series, the award-winning Whisper, and the Penelope Perfect series. She lives in St. Kilda with her husband, three children. Like Penelope Kingston, Chrissie believes it’s great to aim for excellence. But she also has a sneaking suspicion that going with the flow every now and then can also work out just fine.
Perry sketches believable characters in familiar situations. One of the refreshing parts about this tale is that classmates pull back from bullying behavior, policing themselves when the situation seems ready to get out of hand. This series kickoff is a warmly satisfying and very useful exploration of coping strategies—and friendship.
– Kirkus Reviews (on Penelope Perfect #1: Best Friend Project)
“. . . following her [Penelope’s] thought processes offers insight into a certain kind of child. (We likely all know—or are—a Penelope.) The delightful, small black-and-white illustrations with their elegant captions sprinkled throughout the book round out the book, well, perfectly!
– Booklist (on Penelope Perfect #1: Best Friend Project)