Author: Lauren Child
Reading Age: 8-10

Clarice Bean likes to daydream although she thinks it’s because her head has too much information in it. If only the awful teacher, Mrs Wilberton, would let her just read books about Ruby Redfort!

Written as a diary, this will have everyone laughing out loud at Clarice’s adventures and misadventures.

Clarice Bean’s life is dull in comparison to her book heroine,Ruby Redfort, who is an ace detective, always involved in exciting adventures. Mrs Wilberton asks her class to do a project on something they have learned from a book. Clarice and her best friend Betty want, of course, to do it on Ruby Redfort. But, what have they learned from her? That’s a difficult one, until mysterious things start to happen in school…