Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Clarice loves to escape into her books about Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective. Ruby is always going on exciting missions. All Clarice gets to do is go to the local shop on her own. But when Clarice and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, they start finding mysteries everywhere. Like: why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Grandad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?

  • The fourth wonderfully wacky Clarice Bean story
  • Warm, quirky and filled with distinctive artwork
  • Author Lauren Child is a former Children’s Laureate
  • She has won the Greenaway Medal and Smarties Prize
  • Her books include the Charlie and Lola series

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    I loved this book, it is so funny and very relatable. Clarice Bean is one of the best characters ever!

    18 March 2021

  • I can picture this book in my head I love it and ive got it at home. It’s UTTERLY fantastic!!!

    6 March 2015

  • loved it

    The whole idea of the Clarice Bean collection is just fantastic! They are so realistic!♥

    8 February 2015

  • I like this book it is really good

    8 March 2014

  • When I was little, I really loved Clarice Bean! Her books are suitable for young children of all genders and are warm and witty.

    8 March 2014

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    Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.


    Lauren Child has won the Nestle Smarties prize four times and the Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Lauren has an MBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was named the Children’s Laureate 2017-19.

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