Can funny and sweet Clarice Bean stay out of trouble for once? It's sure going to be hard, with this spunky and wise heroine trying to impress her grouchy hippopotamus of a teacher by winning the spelling bee. And--on top of that, she's vying for the lead role in her class play! Can Clarice Bean get to the tippity-top without getting in too much trouble? Watch out, because Lauren Child's enjoyable character is back for another round of humor and sticky situations that kids ages 8-10 will adore!