Bumbling Bea
Bumbling Bea
Bumbling Bea
Beatrice thinks she has no acting talent but that doesn't stop her from auditioning for the annual middle school play. Easy! Except Michiko, a new girl from Japan, shows up and ruins everything! So begins Beatrice's diabolical plan to scare away Michiko. But Michiko has goals of her own with no plans to leave soon. Beatrice is sometimes sarcastic, sometimes very funny and always honest. A great book for those who love theater and every part of it--the good, the bad and the crazy.

Book Details


  • Humor
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Beatrice expects that she’ll get the lead role in the annual school play, Pocahontas. Then Michiko arrives at school. She recently moved from Japan. She ruins everything, and there’s nothing Beatrice can do about it. Beatrice's sarcastic, mean and bad side, "Bumbling Bea," is making her appearance more often. Beatrice doesn't know how to prevent Bumbling Bea from taking over. Michiko makes things worse by telling the entire world about Beatrice's secret crush. In her own way, Michiko is acting JUST like Bumbling Bea.

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