Our Book of the Month is...
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
by Lauren Child
The superbly talented Lauren Child returns with another fast-paced, full-length adventure full of wacky wit, visual appeal, and a surprisingly heartwarming twist sure to reel in the most reluctant reader — and the most inventive speller.
What I think: All three Clarice Bean books are terrific. However, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble is my favorite because I love words and spelling bees make me happy. When I shared this book with second graders, they were delighted with the story. Clarice Bean Spells Trouble makes a great read aloud because Clarice has a very strong (and funny) point of view. Plus, I love Lauren Child's illustrations and the way she plays with the way the words look on the page. Very creative!