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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now | [Lauren Child]

Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

A superly good audio edition of this bestselling Clarice Bean novel. Read by Claire Skinner, star of the hit BBC series 'Outnumbered'. It's the worry you hadn't even thought to worry about that should worry you the most.
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Publisher's Summary

A superly good audio edition of this bestselling Clarice Bean novel. Read by Claire Skinner, star of the hit BBC series Outnumbered.

It's the worry you hadn't even thought to worry about that should worry you the most. At least that's how it looks to Clarice Bean, who has been writing her worries in a notebook - things like Worry no. 1: infinity, or Worry no. 3: change. And now that her worst never-imagined worry has happened - her utterly best friend is moving away forever - Clarice doesn't even care about her tickets to the Ruby Redfort, girl detective, film premiere. That is, unless something happens to change things again...

Lauren Child's trademark wit combines with spot-on insight in this hugely engaging story about childhood worries, unwanted changes and finding friendships in the most surprising places.

©2013 Lauren Child (P)2013 Hachette Children's Books

What the Critics Say

"Witty and charming. We can't get enough Clarice Bean." (The Sunday Times)

Clarice Bean fans will be delighted by her new adventures... Anxieties such as "change" and "having to go back to school after the holidays" will be recognised by everyone, while her ways of approaching them are delightful. - The Guardian

A hugely enjoyable and touching read. - The Scotsman

A comic and poignant journey. - The Sunday Times

Funny, contemporary and perceptive. - The Mail on Sunday

Genuinely funny, with lively illustrations. - The Independent

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  • S Jones
    Liverpool, UK
    12/1/14
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    "Utterly Brilliant - should be a children's classic"

    This is a great book (not just a Children's book) superbly read by Claire Skinner. The first two Clarice Bean stories are very good, but this one tackles childhood concerns - Bullying, Loss of a close friend, feeling outside the group, and fear of a parental divorce - in a way that is totally appropriate to the age group it's ostensibly written for (7-10), while also drawing in parents and older children. Clarice in particular is a very real character, and her worries will become your worries. Lauren Child's trademark humour is still there, but it's device that provides relief when it seems the narrative is getting too grim. Possibly the best book I've downloaded from Audible in terms of both story and narration.

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