The Penderwicks in Spring is the fourth installment to the beloved series. I highly recommend the series to young readers on the hunt for a good book. They are also great books for parents and kids to read together.
The Penderwicks in Spring follows the family of eight on their ventures, particularly the youngest three: Lydia, Ben, and Batty. However you still get insight on what the other siblings are up to. Mr. Penderwick and his new wife, Iantha, are enjoying their new life together and their kids are quickly becoming great friends. Lydia spends her time escaping her crib, Ben digging up rocks, and Batty working on her special secret project for the family. The other two sisters are in high school except for the oldest, Rosalind, who is off at college. With many previous characters making an appearance throughout the novel, this book fits in perfectly in the series.
I really enjoyed this book because we get to see the girls grow up and this edition really helped emphasize how each has become an individual character. It is fairly easy to read and is perfect for all ages. Plus, all the characters are very relatable and there is bound to be one you will like. I will say that it is important to read the other books before picking up this edition. All in all, The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall was a very enjoyable book and I recommended to kids of all ages. It is a great gift, particularly for a younger siblings.