Clementine is a good kid who has the occasional "what were you thinking moment". Many of the authors who try these kinds of book, including some of the best known and most often recommended, can be surprisingly tone deaf about what is cute and what is funny. Many are bad at including siblings or parents in the tales. In the Clementine books, like in the "Ivy & Bean" books, our heroine is cheerful, energetic, bright, loyal and always well-intentioned without being anywhere near sappy or prissy. The parents are calm, loving and reasonable. That makes these books easy to like and a pleasure to recommend.