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One Thing

By Lauren Child

  • Hardback
  • £11.99

Charlie and Lola star in a fantastically funny picture book about numbers and sums from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.

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."

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408339008
  • Publication date: 01 Oct 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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
Charlie and Lola may be 15 years old, but the sibling favourites are still as fresh, funny and relevant as ever — The Bookseller
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
A beautifully illustrated story about everyday encounters with numbers — Little London
A sure-fire hit — Huffington Post
Charlie and Lola assume central roles in an imaginative (and very funny) celebration of numbers — Irish Times
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
A great addition to your Lauren Child library — Mumsnet.com
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
The famous brother and sister duo have been around for 15 years, but they're still fresh, original and quirky — Sunday Express
Charming look at the mysteries of numbers — Metro
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
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
A must-buy for preschool and early elementary math collections, as well as for Charlie and Lola fans — School Library Journal
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
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
A counting book in Lauren Child's inimitable style, brilliant for reading out loud. — The School Run
Lauren Child is a star — The Guardian
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
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