Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

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A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about starting school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book edition!

Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school. But Lola is not so sure...

Lola says, "I am absolutely not BIG. I am still really quite small. I probably do not have time to go to school. I am too extremely busy doing important things at home."

This classic first-day-at-school tale addresses children's fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun.

As seen on CBeebies!

'No first-timer should start school without this book' - The Sunday Times
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Product details

  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 177 x 181 x 20mm | 426g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408351552
  • 9781408351550
  • 73,824

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An imaginative and beautiful tale... Excellent * The Sun * Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating * Independent * Child gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humour * Books for Keeps * Exciting, funny and memorable * Child Care * Lauren Child is a star * Guardian * A unique talent * Sunday Telegraph * No first-timer should start school without this book * The Sunday Times * A must for any child...she writes about the trials of childhood with a clairvoyant eye * The Independent * Deals sympathetically with children's fears surrounding the first day of school * Teesside Evening Telegraph * An exciting, funny and memorable read for both carers and children * Child Care * Done with all Child's usual wit and idiosyncratic style * Children's Bookseller * Fresh, provocative and sharp-witted * Carousel * With the author's trademark collages, funky, curly writing and soaring leaps of imagination, this book is set to become a modern classic * Daily Mail * This is a winner either as a read-aloud or for independent perusal * School Library Journal * Go straight out and beg, borrow or steal a copy of Lauren Child's latest book * Angels & Urchins * Perfect preparation for school - not preachy or scary, just charming * Scottish Sunday Mail * An exceptional starting school book full of diversity in print, presentation and illustration * Scholastic * Child is the Tracey Emin of illustration for young children: provocative, fearless, funny but full of spirit and warmth * The Independent * An imaginative and beautiful tale * The Sun * Lauren Child is a must for any child...feels fresh and instantly consoling * The Independent * The perfect preparation for reception as it covers many of the normal fears about starting school * Mumsnet * A modern classic from Lauren Child. * The School Run *
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About Lauren Child

Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and Waterstones 2017-2019 Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren is a UNESCO Artist for Peace and a Trustee of the House of Illustration, and has an MBE for services to literature. She loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.
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Rating details

7 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (2)
3 29% (2)
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