My Uncle Is A Hunkle Says Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
  

My Uncle Is A Hunkle Says Clarice Bean

Written by Lauren Child
Illustrated by
Part of the Clarice Bean Series

Synopsis

My Uncle Is A Hunkle Says Clarice Bean by Lauren Child

A hilariously quirky picture book about family life, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - starring the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean!Clarice Bean's mum and dad are going away on Important Business, so Uncle Ted comes to stay. Everything goes really well at first. But before long there's a guinea pig on the loose, Grandad's gone missing and Clarice's little brother is stuck in the railings like a giant squeaking tomato!Luckily Uncle Ted's around. He'll come to the rescue . . . won't he?'A ticklish title and a ticklish book.' - Guardian

Reviews

Wild, entertaining fun * The Northern Echo * A virtuoso display of stylish graphics, dizzying typefaces employed to maximum humorous effect, and a story which takes it for granted that the reader is as streetwise and worldly as Clarice Bean herself * Financial Times *

About the Author

Lauren Child

The Children's Laureate

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.

In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

Lauren Child is the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Of the role she said, “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books to “celebrate outstanding achievement in their field and recognise the important contribution children’s literature makes to cultural life”. Child’s tenure will run until June 2019, which will mark 20 years since the post was inaurgurated by Quentin Blake and since Child published her first book.

Child revealed that that Blake was a huge inspiration to her. “When I was little, it never occurred to me to think of authors and illustrators as actual human beings," she said. "Then I saw Quentin on television live drawing on “Jackanory”, so he became a real-life illustrator to me and that made it something it was possible to become.”

Other previous post-holders include Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

2nd July 2009

ISBN

9781408300060


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