Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Things aren’t going well for Clarice Bean. Her parents keep squabbling, her brother is a total loser, and her best friend Betty Moody has left town. As if all that wasn’t bad enough, she’s also got a new rival at school: pretty, horrible Clem Hansson. When everything is going wrong, what’s a girl like Clarice to do? Maybe her favourite storybook heroine, Ruby Redfort, can offer some advice. But what Clarice doesn’t know is that Ruby’s way of dealing with trouble is about to lead to – you guessed it! BIG TROUBLE!

  • The sixth hilarious story about this classic character
  • Written and illustrated by the best-loved Lauren Child
  • Clarice is a true one-off with a fresh, distinctive voice
  • An offbeat celebration of imagination and creativity

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    I really loved this book because it is so outstanding! I recommended it to my friend. I can’t believe I found it in my school’s library.

    5 March 2016

  • It was a bit wierd

    2 June 2014

  • loved it

    all Clarice bean books are really good. my favourite bit in this on was when the ceiling fell in. epically brilliant!

    11 March 2014

  • It’s nice, a bit childish. But a great book on the whole.

    9 March 2014

  • very good!

    4 January 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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