Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now
author/illustrator: Lauren Child
Itís the worry you hadnít even thought to worry about that should worry you the most. At least thatís how it looks to Clarice Bean, who has been writing her worries in a notebook ó things like Worry no. 1: infinity, or Worry no. 3: change. And now that her worst never-imagined worry has happened ó her utterly best friend is moving away forever ó Clarice doesnít even care about her tickets to the Ruby Redfort, girl detective, movie premiere. That is, unless something happens to change things again. . . . Lauren Childís 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.
"Told in Childís familiar stream-of-consciousness style and punctuated with creative vocabulary. . . . Clarice is quickly stepping out from behind the shadow of other witty characters such as Junie B. Jones." ó School Library Journal