I Am Too Absolutely Small For School
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I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

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This classic tale of first-day-at-school worries from the Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, addresses childrens' fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun.Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school - but Lola is not so sure. She thinks it probably would be useful to read and write and count, but she doesn't really have time for school - she's much too busy doing extremely important things at home. And, besides, Lola's invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, is slightly nervous about going to school on his own . . .'No first timer should start school without this book' - The Sunday TinesAs seen on CBeebies!Over three million Charlie and Lola books have been sold worldwide. Look out for other classic stories:I Will Not Ever Never Eat a TomatoI Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to BedSlightly InvisibleOne Thingshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 251 x 270 x 7mm | 237g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • colour illustrations
  • 1846168856
  • 9781846168857
  • 18,228

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

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 Prize 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.show more

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No first-timer should start school without this book The Sunday Timesshow more

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