An utterly good audio edition of the very first Clarice Bean novel. Read by Claire Skinner, star of the hit BBC comedy Outnumbered. Clarice Bean loves reading the adventures of Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and secret undercover agent.
Ruby is always going on exciting missions, but 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 suddenly start finding mysteries everywhere. Like why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Granddad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?
©2013 Lauren Child (P)2013 Hachette Children's Books
"The delightfully wacky Clarice Bean is the star of this absorbing story bubbling with exuberance and vitality" (Good Book Guide)
"Child can make you laugh and cry at virtually every page."(Giles Andreae,Big Issue)
"Essential reading for all savvy girls... great fun." (Angels & Urchins)
It must be! The voices and reading are wonderfully entertaining.
Clarice of course.
I wouldn't make a film of the book. I'd just listen to this book again.
A perfect family listen. We have loved this and listened multiple times on car journeys. It looks "girlish" but our son has loved it when he was 6, 7 and now 8.
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