Child is probably best known for her quirky illustrations and is
one the most original and exciting children's illustrators to emerge
in recent years. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for her book I
Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato. Another of her books Beware
of the Storybook Wolves was also shortlisted for the award.
She has also won Bronze Medal Smarties Award in 2000 and was Highly
Commended for the 1999 Kate Greenaway Medal.
Clarice Bean series of books brings stories of an extraordinary
little girl with an hilarious outlook on life to young readers aged
7 or 8 plus.
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble, Clarice is desperate to achieve
a role in the school play and impress Mrs Wilberton in the Spelling
Bee but as the title suggests she manages over and over again to
get into very big trouble.
Even just being friends with Karl Wrenbury, the
naughtiest boy in school, is enough to make everyone think that
Clarice is just a bad. Matters are not helped by the pressures of
having to take part in Miss Wilberton’s stupid Spelling Bee
Will Clarice get a part in the school play and will
her dreams of getting spotted as a child star save her from dull
story is written in a direct conversational style that will appeal
to both girls and boys. Each chapter features exciting, humourous
drawings, different font styles and sizes and entertaining footnotes
to any thing the author feels needs explaining to readers as young
as seven and eight.
Bean Spells Trouble is an ideal “chapter book”
for newly emergent readers who like a challenge and something “utterly”
Other titles by Lauren Child in the Clarice Bean series
What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean?
Utterley Me, Clarice Bean
Clarice Bean, That’s Me
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