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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Third in fun, lighthearted series for reluctant readers.

Book Lauren Child School 2008
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age 8+

Hilarious, says 8 year old

My 8 year old just read this and LOVED it. I liked that it deals with the issue of bullying and how difficult it is to deal with a bully. She liked that it was funny and there were lots of :"cliff hangers"!

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CLARICE BEAN, DON'T LOOK NOW is a delight. It's a great read for all kids, but specifically for reluctant readers. The book has things that all kids can identify with -- crazy family members, best friends, and worrying about things bigger than they are. It also helps them approach the subject of bullies and standing up to them. The book has fun and silly times that will make kids giggle and great characters that will make them want to read the other Clarice Bean books.

Parents will like how author Lauren Child intermingles great life lessons from Ruby Redfort's "Survival Handbook" with real-life situations Clarice faces.

Book Details

  • Author: Lauren Child
  • Genre: School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: August 12, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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