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A Preview & Giveaway of Clueless: A Totally Classic Picture Book, Adapted by G. M. Berrow, and illustrated by Heather Burns

Clueless: A Totally Classic Picture Book 2020Its been twenty-five years since Clueless premiered in 1995 and we are still worshiping the creative genius of writer/director Amy Heckerling’s film adaptation of Jane Austen 1815 classic novel, Emma.

This witty coming-of-age teen comedy featured a string of now-famous young actors such as Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy, eye-popping fashion, and hip 1990’s slang—a combination of Valley-speak and Beverly Hills glitterati. The movie was a big hit with critics and the public and is now considered a cult classic.

If you have young ones in your life or are young at heart, you will be seriously interested in Clueless: A Totally Classic Picture Book. Inspired by Amy Heckerling’s iconic film, this charming children’s picture book is the perfect introduction to the characters, fashion, and vocabulary and has been adapted with the theme of making friends for a younger audience by G.M. Berrow with beautiful illustrations by Heather Burns.

Austenprose is thrilled to preview this adorable new children’s book and offer an exclusive giveaway along with the mini-book, Clueless: Lessons on Love, Fashion, and Friendship, by Lauren Mancuso, created by Amy Heckerling. Check out the details at the bottom of this post to enter. Good luck to all!


Cher and Dionne are the coolest kids at Bronson Alcott Elementary School in Beverly Hills. When a new — very unique, grunge-chic, and possibly clueless — girl named Tai comes along, Cher and Dionne take her under their wings. They tell her how to dress and what hobbies to take up to be a part of their friend group. But Tai really likes skateboarding, baggy clothes, and wants to hang out more with the group of skateboarders. Cher and Dionne try a variety of ways to change Tai, alongside a cast of characters including Murray, Amber, Travis, Summer, Elton, and Miss Geist. But in the end, they realize that people are different and that’s what makes them so cool!

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  • M. Berrow is a children’s television screenwriter and author of numerous picture books and young adult novels, including series licensed with My Little Pony and Glee. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Heather Burns lives in a little market town called Uttoxeter in the center of the UK. She studied illustration at the University of Lincoln and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. When she’s not busy drawing unicorns and other fun things, she’s usually out walking with her black Labrador, Meadow.

Clueless: A Totally Classic Picture Book, adapted by G. M. Berrow, and illustrated by Heather Burns
Running Press Kids (September 1, 2020)
Hardcover & eBook, (32) pages
Reading level: 4 – 8 years
ISBN: 978-0762470587

    Clueless Lesson on Love 2020


Running Press Kids is offering one copy of Clueless: A Totally Classic Picture Book, and Clueless: Lessons on Love, Fashion, and Friendship as a bundle to three lucky winners. To qualify, please leave a comment below sharing your favorite moment in the 1995 movie, Clueless.

The giveaway chance is open to US residents and begins August 28, 2020, and ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on September 3, 2020. The three winners will be drawn randomly from the comments and notified by email. The announcement of the winners will be added to this post on Friday, September 4, 2020. Good luck to all.


I am happy to share the three winners are:

  • darcybennet who left a comment on August 28, 2020
  • Bookishrantings who left a comment on August 28, 2020
  • LynnS who left a comment on August 30, 2020

Congratulations to all the lucky winners. You will be notified by email today.


Cover image, illustrations, book description, and author bios compliments of Running Press Kids, TM & © 2020 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2020,

16 thoughts on “A Preview & Giveaway of Clueless: A Totally Classic Picture Book, Adapted by G. M. Berrow, and illustrated by Heather Burns”

  1. I have a 7-year-old granddaughter I would love to give this to. Thanks for a chance to win. I have also watched the movie several times.

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  2. I have so many favorite moments in Clueless. But the one where Tai falls down the stairs and sheepishly has to keep walking like it was no big deal was funny and relatable! I’d love to win this to introduce my daughters to one of my favorites!

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  3. I totally love the picture books! And now one of Clueless, which is a favorite film. It is such a classic spin on Emma. A favorite scene is the jeep ride on the expressway. I’m almost screaming while I sit on my sofa. I adore her closet that is computerized to create her outfits. Great idea. Thank you for the giveaway.


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