Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf
by Lauren Child
Clarice Bean is worried that her family is losing their Christmas spirit. Her grandmother tells her to think like an elf, and find ways to help the people around her. She finds little things to do to serve others, and discovers that the Christmas spirit is not in the gifts you receive, but in showing others you care.
This is such a cute book! Clarice Bean is such a funny little kid. She has her own perspective on things and I love all her little quirks.
The story is full of holiday cheer, and I loved hearing about all the family traditions that Clarice Bean celebrated with her family. It got me into the holiday spirit!
The writing does such a good job of letting us see things from Clarice Bean’s perspective, and it really captures her childish voice.
There are many funny scenes where things go terribly wrong and it is hilarious! They get a huge tree that is way too big for their house. The turkey is accidentally dropped on the floor and then eaten by a mysterious dog or fox. Clarice Bean tries to make fudge, but it is a hazardous undertaking. This whole book is so funny!
I don’t like the weird art style though. It’s a mixture of different things, and it looks kind of chaotic. I wish they would just stick to one style instead of mixing different elements that don’t really match. But that’s just my personal preference.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.