Suitable for 6 - 9 years

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Clarice’s extraordinary family are under pressure from all directions. Dad keeps muttering about how “there might be a reshuffle going on at work” and how he will “have to jump through hoops” if he wants to get a “share of the pie” because “the big cheese” has been making noises. Meanwhile, mum spends her life “gribbling about pants on the floor and shoes on the sofa”. And as for Clarice’s brother, Minal Cricket, he “tends to be utterly a nuisance”. This wonderful full-length diary invites readers to share in the wonder and madness of it all, from familiar daily dramas to the terrible unfairness of life in general. It’s an utter hoot!

Product Details






Orchard Books

Date published

July 3rd, 2003

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points

Other details

  • 192 pages



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Lauren Child

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  1. jasmine
    on 15 April 2009

    utterly me,clarice bean

    this is a great book for all it is so true and i think that sooooo many people can relate to the main character clarice bean who is a young kid that has 2 older siblings and 1 younger. she dislikles her youngest siblng and is quite cheeky,

    5 out of 5

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  1. BookMermaid
    on 18 March 2021

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

    5 out of 5
  2. Ravenclawcat
    on 6 March 2015

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

  3. diamondforever786
    on 8 February 2015

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

    5 out of 5
  4. Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I like this book it is really good

  5. justbecauseimnerdy
    on 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.

  6. pearlpixie5
    on 20 June 2013

    I got the whole set of the lauren child books and it ws her who inspired me to read and really enjoy her books because they are funny no matter how old I get and now I am quite older I still do recommend this to everyone because everyone will enjoy it , it is funny, humourous and utterly hilarious and makes me stay up all night reading it!

    5 out of 5
  7. bettyrose4
    on 10 March 2013

    I love this book, you get really stuck into this book once you start reading it. The illustrations are amazing, that is a big part of the book as Lauren Child said she just chcuks her words around and thats the feeling you get off of the book. So this book is definetely recommended!

    5 out of 5
  8. samcharlie123
    on 5 March 2013

    This book is really funny! Clarice Bean will make you laugh out loud.

  9. A4WideRuledRefillPad
    on 4 March 2013

    I loved all the Clarice Bean books they are quick and easy. I love all the illustrations. I would recommend for 8- 10 year olds

  10. bluebasher123
    on 4 March 2012

    a little boring

  11. la1397
    on 3 March 2012

    When I got this book I was fairly young, but when I read it, I was alot older. This didn’t effect me in the slightest, because I think its a humerous, interesting, colourful book, with clever storylines and great characters, weaved into the mix. If I am 7 or 70, I’d still pick up this book, or reccomend this to anybody within this age gap, because I think everyone would enjoy it.

  12. booksrcul
    on 29 January 2012

    It is an alright book. It is not as good as the other two Clarice Bean books.

    5 out of 5
  13. lotus-flower
    on 17 September 2011

    i couldn’t put this book down

    4 out of 5
  14. aberdeen1234
    on 7 May 2011

    I have read all of the clarice bean chapter books so I know what they are like, and I think they are VERY good. clarice bean is my favorite book in the whole wide world, even if Iheard another book that was really good, I would still like clarice bean the most. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love books sooo much I cant stop reading them & I cant choose which book is the best one but because clarice bean is sooo good I know which one I like best becaue it is sooo good!!! when I grow up, I would like to be writer, and I really, really, really, love books.

    5 out of 5
  15. Lolo95
    on 1 March 2011

    Hard to read but good fun makes reading a laugh.

  16. coathanger
    on 20 February 2011

    Cute. Good for girl who dont really like books.

  17. SuperStar001
    on 5 February 2011

    So Funny! Just makes you want to LOL

    5 out of 5
  18. lovemysteryromance
    on 23 June 2010

    A brilliant book great for eight year olds!

    4 out of 5
  19. cookie2799
    on 21 September 2009

    Utterly fabulous!

    5 out of 5