Clarice Bean is the more literate version of Junie B. Jones: sassy, slightly too confident of her abilities, winning in her no-nonsense view of the world.
A perfect choice for reading aloud or for newly independent chapter-book readers, this will utterly captivate a wide audience.
Fans of Child’s irrepressible, impulsive picture-book heroine — as well as kids who have not yet had the pleasure of making her acquaintance — will devour her first chapter-book adventure. . . . Once again, Clarice Bean is utterly a charmer.
The flibbertigibbet, middle-child star of three picture books jumps to a more extended format without losing her exuberance, short attention span, or stream-of-consciousness style of narration.