Clarice Bean, Utterly Me6-9 years
Red House Children's Book Award
Meet the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean in this utterly hilarious book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.
Clarice Bean loves reading the adventures of Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and secret undercover agent. Ruby is always going on exciting missions. Whilst all Clarice gets to do is go to the local shop on her own . . .
But when Clarice and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, they suddenly start finding mysteries everywhere. Like why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Grandad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?
Lauren Child is a Kate Greenaway Medal winner and the creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series.
'Very entertaining.' Independent
'Packed with life and fun and fabulous to look at.' Bookseller
"The delightfully wacky Clarice Bean is the star of this absorbing story bubbling with exuberance and vitality."
Good Book Guide
A lively illustrated read
Sarah Forbes, We Love This Book
Child can make you laugh and cry at virtually every page.
Big Issue (Giles Andreae)