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What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding – February 9, 2010
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"Clarice Bean is back with a unique slant on gravity, relationships, and
the environment. . . . A voice that children will identify with and delight in." — School Library Journal - Starred review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Lauren Child attended art school and did "lots of other things" before writing CLARICE BEAN, THAT'S ME. She designed ceramics for children, worked as an artist's assistant, and created lampshades for her own company. About the inspiration for this book—her first for Candlewick Press—she says, "I grew up with an older sister who read a lot and a younger sister who I had to share a room with whenever we had visitors (which was a lot, and my sister was very untidy, and guess who had to clean up the mess.)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Clarice Bean is learning about our planet and spreading the word in her own unique way. She is assigned a project at school titled The Environment, forcing her to take a good hard look at the world around her. When her brother Kurt stages a camp-out to save an old tree, Clarice and her other brother Minal pitch in by creating protest signs. And that's how Clarice becomes an ecowarrior, saving the planet in her own backyard. That's the plot in a nutshell, although there are always delightful bits tucked here and there in the Bean books, so there's many more fun details on every single page.
Lauren Child just comes up the funniest bits, so wonderfully random. I like that she makes Clarice Bean weird and quirky. She irritates her teacher by falling off her chair on purpose and dodges the strange neighbor boy (wouldn't we all?) Robert Granger. Her grandad butters his tie into his sandwich and has a friend named Bert the Shirt. Random!
Not only is this a typical super fun Clarice Bean read, but it also helps kids understand the importance of helping our environment. If we teach them while they are young and impressionable, caring about our planet will be second nature to them. It is fitting that Lauren Child has always promoted recycling with her habit of using bits of magazine clippings, wrapping paper and scraps of fabric as art in her books.