Author(s): Lauren Child
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 ...A tale of first-day-at-school worries addresses childrens' fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun. This is the board book edition of the classic picture book. As 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 Tomato I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Slightly Invisible One Thing
No first-timer should start school without this book The Sunday Times An imaginative and beautiful tale... Excellent The Sun Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating Independent Lauren Child is a star Guardian A unique talent Sunday Telegraph Child gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humour Books for Keeps Exciting, funny and memorable Child Care 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
Lauren Child is a multi award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over 3 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.