"Ernestine is a character worth celebrating!"

~ Tammi Sauer, Author of "Cowboy Camp," "Me Want Pet"


"Lots of heart..."

~ The Horn Book Review


"There's great energy in both Lodding's storytelling and Beaky's bright acrylic illustrations."

~Kirkus Review 

 *Winner of the 2012 Comstock Read Aloud Award*


* Delaware Diamonds Award List 2012-2013!


If you think YOU have a busy schedule, take a look at Ernestine Buckmeister's weekly calendar:

On Mondays she sculpts with Clay Lumpkin.
On Tuesdays she does water ballet with Miss Goldfisher.
On Wednesdays she knits with Mrs. Pearl Stitchem.   
On Thursdays she takes tuba lessons with Mr. Oompah.
On Fridays she yodels with Little Old Lady Hoo.
On Saturdays she studies karate with Grand Master HiYa!  
And on Sundays she practices yoga with Guru Prakash Pretzel.

Her well-meaning, busy parents have packed her after-school hours, turning Ernestine into the over- scheduled poster child of today.

But Ernestine is about to opt out and do what no Buckmeister has ever done before:
just PLAY!


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