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by Shirley Reva Vernick
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Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award
2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award
Between helpings of mouthwatering shortcake, mysterious ferret disappearances, and a romance that misfires, thirteen-year-old Johnny discovers an unexpected, improbable friendship.

Product Details

10-digit ISBN1-935955-58-6
13-digit ISBN978-1-935955-58-0
Also Available InHardcover
Page Count176
Product Dimensions6x9
Publication DateJuly 23, 2013
RightsAll Rights Available
"An enjoyable and provocative exploration of the clash between “normal” and “different” and how similar the two really are." (Kirkus Reiews) Johnny’s summer plans fly out the window when he learns he has to help out with his autistic older cousin, Remember. His premonitions of disaster appear at first to come to cringeworthy fruition, but when the two boys save a bully from drowning, salvage the pizzeria guy’s romance and share girl troubles, Johnny ends up having the summer of his life.
Kirkus Reviews
Invites readers to question assumptions about what young people are capable of, and [Vernick] shows how willing they often are to view the world from a new perspective. An enjoyable and provocative exploration of the clash between “normal” and “different” and how similar the two really are.
- April 15, 2013 
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"A fast-paced book with humor, drama, and a keen understanding of the challenges and benefits of autism ... Short, sweet, fast-moving, and informative, give Remember Dippy a try for its positive look at autism."

- May 15, 2013 
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Tennessee Libraries
Shirley Vernick takes a familiar story and reworks it into something entertaining, refreshing, and worthwhile. Remember Dippy, her second book, is highly recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that maintain a juvenile collection.
- July 12, 2013  Visit Website
Middle Grade Mafioso
"Endearing…Middle Graders will find the attitudes and experiences of the novel ring very true to life."
- May 13, 2013  Visit Website
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Chris Grabenstein, NYT #1 bestselling author of I Funny
"Remember Dippy is full of characters and a summer you won't soon forget."
- July 18, 2013 
School Library Journal
[Vernick] captures an important part of growing up–that time when young people first start to see beyond their own perspectives and really understand the people around them.
- Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR, 
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Laurisa White Reyes, author of The Rock of Ivanore
“A sweet, touching tale about learning to look beyond first impressions and outer appearances … I couldn't put this little book down.”
- September 29, 2013 
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