"Laugh-out-loud moments abound and the humor comes naturally from the characters and situations."
"It's sheer pleasure to spend time with these exquisitely drawn characters, girls so real that readers will feel the wind through their hair as they power down the soccer field."
"As in the previous book, Birdsall seems to get inspiration from books like Sydney Taylor's ALL-OF-A KIND-FAMILY and the movie MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS--just the sort of cozy fare that's missing in today's mean-girl world."
"Birdsall's second novel, a sequel to her National Book Award-winning PENDERWICKS, offers comforting comedy in an Austen- and Alcott-like vein."
"Birdsall again delivers genuinely funny scenes and tender moments between father and daughters."
From the Publisher
The beguiling Penderwick family is back, but the girls are horrified to learn that their widowed father is planning on, gasp, dating! Filled with crazy tomfoolery reminiscent of the first book, the National Book Award-winner THE PENDERWICKS, the hijinks never stop for this humorous family of six. School issues, crushes, matchmaking, and a desperate "Save Daddy Plan," are all part of the fun. A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008.