The exceptionordinary, effervescent Clarice Bean is back with her trademark heart and humour in this beautifully illustrated story by former Children’s Laureate Lauren Child – a delightful summer read for the entire family!
Nothing ever happens except for sometimes. And only on rare-ish occasions, which is hardly ever. There are times when even I can’t turn the nothing into more than it is. But there was one day in the holidays that began as a nothing day and then everything happened. Absolutely nearly everything.
The unforgettable Clarice Bean finds herself escaping the danger of boredom when she meets an actual real-life DOG who will NOT scram!
The Clarice Bean books are the creation of Lauren Child, whose work is both instantly recognisable and gloriously innovative. She is the writer and illustrator of a generation, and the iconic creator of international sensation Charlie and Lola. Lauren’s books are global bestsellers. She is lauded for her interpretation of popular classics, including Mary Poppins, and her Ruby Redfort and Hubert Horatio books are loved by children the world over. She has sold millions of books, won many awards and was the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017–2019.
Praise for SCRAM!: -
”'Clarice Bean is one of the most distinctive comic voices of children’s literature . . . The varied, dancing text and Child’s elegant, light-hearted illustrations make every page appealing, and it’s funny. As Clarice Bean would say: 'It’s fascinating and also very interesting'” - Sunday Times, Book of the Week, Best Books of the Year
”'A superbly illustrated, slyly funny story of a four-legged family secret for readers of 7+” - Guardian
”'Lauren Child knows what goes through a child's mind, and how to transfer those thoughts to the page . . . See for yourself by reading this entertaining tale” - Herald
”'A new Clarice Bean novel is always an event and Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean: Scram! brings us more of her distinctive voice and elegant quirky illustrations to delight in” - Times, Best Books for Summer
”Praise for CLARICE BEAN:'Witty and charming. We can’t get enough Clarice Bean” - Sunday Times
”'Oodles of comic charm” - Evening Standard
”'Funny, contemporary and perceptive” - Mail on Sunday
”'Clarice Bean fans will be delighted by her new adventures” - Guardian
”'A hugely enjoyable and touching read” - Scotsman
”'Utterly fantastic” - Sunday Times