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Intelligent, interesting and impressive,
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This review is from: Clarice Bean: Clarice Bean Spells Trouble (Paperback)
I have just finished reading this to my daughter and I'm not sure which of us enjoyed it most. It is great fun to read out loud as the voices come off the page very clearly as the characters are extremely well drawn.
I was especially impressed by the authors ability to get inside the head of a primary age child. Clarice Bean is a very real child who is doing her best to figure out the sometimes complicated world she lives in. There are none of the black and white moral certainties that so many children's books are filled with i.e "Lying is always wrong", "Parents are always right".
The book ends with Clarice making a brave decision to do what SHE thinks is the right thing to do even though her parents and teachers would probably have disagreed with her decision.
This book made my six year old ask lots of good questions and more importantly think hard about some rather important things.
The bottom line however is that Clarice Bean is a great read, funny and thought provoking buy it and enjoy.