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Clarice Bean - which ones are 'proper books'? Can't figure it out!

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IHeartKingThistle Sun 26-Oct-14 22:40:28

Got Utterly Me from the charity shop and DD (7) has LOVED it. I was going to get the rest of the books for her birthday but seems like some of them are picture books? I can't figure out which ones are paperback style - anyone know? Does she need the picture books too for it to make sense?

Thanks! So many question marks!

RueDeWakening Thu 30-Oct-14 20:58:07

We have My Uncle is a Hunkle, another one of the Clarice Bean picture books - they're definitely aimed at an older audience than the typical picture book, I'd say they're fine up to age 7 or so. I've not come across the novel style ones so not sure how they compare.

OddBoots Thu 30-Oct-14 21:01:14

The Amazon 'look inside' feature is good for checking out the style of a book. smile

SanityClause Thu 30-Oct-14 21:10:10

Clarke Bean Spells Trouble is a "real" book. Also, your DD might like the Ruby Redfort book(s?).

DD1 is 15, and reads Shakespeare plays for pleasure, and she still loves Clarice Bean.

TheReluctantBiker Thu 30-Oct-14 21:14:28

My dds LOVE clarice bean

Older dd loves ruby r as well

IME even the picture books are well loved and good fun

bigTillyMint Thu 30-Oct-14 21:19:03

I love Clarice Bean! They are all proper books - just because they have pictures doesn't make them not a proper book. The illustrations and font styles and everything are just fab.

Ruby Redfort books are good for older readers - younger children may be able to decode them, but they probably won't get as much from them as an older child IYSWIM.

IHeartKingThistle Fri 31-Oct-14 01:40:27

I didn't know I had replies! Thanks so much, pleased there's quite a few for her and me to get stuck into.

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