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Clarice Bean, That's Me

Written by Lauren Child

Illustrated by Lauren Child

Part of the Clarice Bean Series

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers

LoveReading View on Clarice Bean, That's Me

The irresistible Clarice Bean burst onto the world in a picture book which has now been reissued as a special 20 birthday edition and CD. Through words and picture she introduces her wonderfully characterised family capturing their foibles and kindly recognising the different stresses and strains they are under. Favourites include her older brother Kurt who, his Mum says, is “in the dark tunnel of adolescence” which means he has to be left alone to do what he likes as much as possible, grandfather who spends a lot of time asleep in a chair with the cat on his head and Mum who is always trying to find some peace and quiet in which to be calm. Clarice is a charmingly feisty character herself as well as an excellent narrator on her own life. This multi award-winning, bestselling picture book is a classic tale of family life that will have you laughing out loud.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Other Info

An utterly special 20th anniversary edition of the classic picture book, with CD featuring THREE Clarice Bean stories read by Claire Skinner, star of the BBC series Outnumbered.

Clarice Bean, That's Me Synopsis

All Clarice Bean wants is a bit of peace and quiet. But that can be hard to find in a house where your little brother is being utterly annoying, your big brother is in the dark tunnel of adolescence and your grandad's pouring soup on his cornflakes . . .

This special 20th anniversary edition comes complete with an audio CD featuring all three Clarice Bean picture books.

A true picture book classic, this is the story that launched the award-winning, bestselling Clarice Bean series! A fresh, playful, wonderfully chaotic look at family life that will make you laugh out loud Independent Winner of the Smarties Book Prize Over half an hour of audio content, with music and sound effects

Clarice Bean, That's Me Press Reviews

Full of wonderfully dry one-liners - Times Educational Supplement

A fresh, playful, wonderfully chaotic look at family life that will make you laugh out loud - The Independent

The quirky perspectives show cheerful disregard for convention in this unusual take on family life - The Guardian

A modern classic - Sainsburys Magazine

Represents the arrival of a sparkling and irresistable new talent - Literacy and Learning

Text and illustrations are united in giving this wittily ironic, child's-eye view of familiar characters and their foibles - The Guardian

A real treat. This is only Lauren Child's second book for children and I'm totally hooked - The Independent

Brilliantly written and drawn by Lauren Child, the cringe-worthy details are a joy - The Guardian

For a humorous and refreshingly honest look at family life, you can't get any better than this - The Bookseller

Child's spot-on portrait of family life...has an anthropological quality reminiscent of Posy Simmonds' Weber family...exuberantly inventive - Books for Keeps

Laugh-out-loud funny gloss on family life - The Bookseller

It'll make you roar with laughter - Sunday Times

Wonderful to read aloud. - Sunday Express (Cressida Cowell)

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ISBN: 9781408360651
Publication date: 12/11/2019
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781408335468
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Hachette Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408360651
Publication date: 12th November 2019
Author: Lauren Child
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher: Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories

About Lauren Child

A World Book Day Author 2019 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 ...

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