Charlie and Lola: One Thing

Charlie and Lola: One Thing

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Charlie and Lola return in a brilliant picture book, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child, to introduce the non-scary nature of counting and sums to very young children.

Perfectly funny and perfectly formed, this sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will.

A new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book from the bestselling, multi award-winning author and artist, Lauren Child, One Thing is an immediate and enduring classic to delight fans new and old the world over.


'It's numeracy at its most joyful and positive, and a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths' Teach Early Years

I have this little sister Lola.
She is small and very funny.
Sometimes for a treat, Mum says, "We are going to the shops and you may choose one thing."
"One thing to share?" says Lola.
I say, "One thing for you and one thing for me, which means two actual things."
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 256 x 282 x 10mm | 488g
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408339005
  • 9781408339008
  • 41,633

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She has converted this maths-hating writer into a fan of all things number. The child voices are perfectly pitched... and the illustrations are trademark Child PublishingTalk.eu
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An energetic and fun story ... Really clever combination of text and illustrations ... the brother and sister dynamic has universal appeal perfectly aimed at little minds * South Wales Evening Post * Lauren Child is a star * The Guardian * A counting book in Lauren Child's inimitable style, brilliant for reading out loud. * The School Run * Lauren Child is one of the most admired and loved illustrator/authors of this generation ... This is a briliant book on learning numbers and what they actually mean in the real world ... another sure-fire winner * School Librarian * Lauren Child (with the help of Charlie and Lola) introduces math as a part of every busy day in this fresh, funny picture book. * Shelf Awareness Readers review * A must-buy for preschool and early elementary math collections, as well as for Charlie and Lola fans * School Library Journal * It is a wonderful introduction to maths for young children but 'One Thing' is more than an educational number book. The book recognises the natural way that children see numbers everywhere and is full of discoveries for an inquisitive mind. * Rachel McClary.com * My favourite children's book of the year is Charlie and Lola: One Thing, by Lauren Child - it's brilliant -- Cressida Cowell * The guardian.com * Charming look at the mysteries of numbers * Metro * The famous brother and sister duo have been around for 15 years, but they're still fresh, original and quirky * Sunday Express * Charlie and Lola make counting into a playful, free-flowing activity in this busy book that gallops through numbers from one to billions * The Guardian * A great addition to your Lauren Child library * Mumsnet.com * Charlie and Lola are going to the shops with their mummy. Lola asks for just one thing. The book takes you on a number journey. I counted everything on every page. The page with the giant clock is my favourite. My sister liked the page with the birds. I like numbers and I like this book, the pictures are very good and bright. I think my friends would like this book -- Reuben, aged 5 * Facebook, Toppsta * Charlie and Lola assume central roles in an imaginative (and very funny) celebration of numbers * Irish Times * A sure-fire hit * Huffington Post * A beautifully illustrated story about everyday encounters with numbers * Little London * In this, her first charlie and Lola book for five yearsm the gloriously talented Lauren Child has let her beloved sibling creations loose on the language of counting and calculations...It's numeracy at its most joyful and positive, and a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths * Teach Early Years * Charlie and Lola may be 15 years old, but the sibling favourites are still as fresh, funny and relevant as ever * The Bookseller * She has converted this maths-hating writer into a fan of all things number. The child voices are perfectly pitched... and the illustrations are trademark Child * PublishingTalk.eu *
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About Lauren Child

Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and current 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 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

284 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 23% (64)
4 43% (121)
3 29% (81)
2 5% (15)
1 1% (3)
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