Remember Dippy



By: Shirley Reva Vernick
Between helpings of mouthwatering shortcake, mysterious ferret disappearances, and a romance that misfires, thirteen-year-old Johnny discovers an unexpected, improbable friendship.
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Remember Dippy teachers guide

Thirteen-year-old Johnny discovers an unexpected, improbable friendship.

Between helpings of mouthwatering shortcake, mysterious ferret disappearances, and a romance that misfires, thirteen-year-old Johnny discovers an unexpected, improbable friendship.

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.

Awards and Accomodations

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award
2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award

7 reviews for Remember Dippy

  1. 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.

  2. Middle Grade Mafioso
    Endearing…Middle Graders will find the attitudes and experiences of the novel ring very true to life.

  3. 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.

  4. Shelf-employed
    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.

  5. Chris Grabenstein, NYT #1 best-selling author of I Funny
    Remember Dippy is full of characters and a summer you won’t soon forget.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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