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What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?



Last updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Author: Lauren Child
Illustrator: Lauren Child
Date of Publication: 2002
ISBN: 0763616966
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2003

Synopsis: When she learns a neighborhood tree is about to be chopped down, Clarice Bean's environmental assignment takes on new meaning as she joins her entire family for a spaghetti-eating sit-in amongst its branches.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make an Eco-warrior hat and a scroll with a list of ways to protect the Earth.
•  Create your own planet - what would its name be, what kind of creatures would live there.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!