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I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

By Lauren Child

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A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about starting school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about starting school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.

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

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781846168857
  • Publication date: 06 Aug 2015
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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
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
Child gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humour. — Books for Keeps
Child is the Tracey Emin of illustration for young children: provocative, fearless, funny, but full of spirit and warmth. — The Independent
An exciting, funny and memorable read for both carers and children. — Child Care
An imaginative and beautiful tale... Excellent. — The Sun
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A classic Charlie and Lola picture book all about counting and sums, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. Now in a brilliant board book!Perfectly funny and perfectly formed, this hilarious picture book sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will. 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."'Numeracy at its most joyful and positive ... a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths' Teach Early Years

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Charlie and Lola explore the world of numbers in a new way with a range of activities including counting, number recognition and simple sums. Each activity page provides suggestions as to how to complete the activity creatively using brilliantly fun stickers.Helping Lola practise her numbers and her sums is the perfect way to improve and build confidence in the first stages of early learning.This numbers-themed activity book is also publishing alongside A Very Shiny Wipe-Clean Letters Activity Book.From Children's Laureate and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child.

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Charlie and Lola A Very Shiny Wipe-Clean Letters Activity Book

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Charlie and Lola explore writing letters and first words using a handy wipe-clean pen to help children practise over and over again. Learn about big and small letters, matching, building and spelling simple words and spotting letters in unusual places!Use the pen to trace and draw letters, then move on to the other letter-based activities. Store the pen within the front cover to ensure it is handy for each time it's needed. Charlie and Lola activity books offer a new, fun way to engage with and enjoy early years learning. This wipe-clean letters book is also publishing alongside Exactly One Numbers Sticker Activity Book.From Children's Laureate and Kate Greenaway Medal winner Lauren Child.

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This beautiful box set contains two classic Charlie and Lola picture books, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. A perfect gift to introduce this much-loved pair to a new generation of fans! Contains the Kate Greenaway Medal winning I Will Not Never Eat a Tomato. An innovative and fun-filled book about fussy eating - guaranteed to make dinner time fun.Lola will not eat peas. In fact, she won't eat carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, sausages, cauliflower, cabbage or baked beans. And she will absolutely not ever NEVER eat a tomato. But when Charlie explains that peas are actually green drops from Greenland, and carrots are really orange twiglets from Jupiter, even Lola is tempted to clear her plate . . .And I Am Not Sleepy and I will Not Got To Bed - a brilliantly original story about the problem of tricky bedtimes.Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. Lola says, "I am not slightly sleepy at 6 or 7 or 8. I am still wide awake at 9 and not at all tired at 10, 11 and 12 and I will probably still be perky at even 13 o'clock in the morning."

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That Pesky Rat

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I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato

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Slightly Invisible

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A classic Charlie and Lola story from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - in a brilliant board book, perfect for younger readers!Charlie and his friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. They would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering them. But Lola wants to join in. Luckily, Lola and her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, know exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures. All they need is a tea set, a little cart and a rabbit. (And, of course, one or three drops of pink milk.)This hilariously inventive tale will encourage your little ones to go on their own imaginative, make-believe adventures. (As well as striking a chord with frustrated siblings everywhere!)"A witty book that reminds us why we fell in love with Charlie and Lola" Junior"Lauren Child is a rare creature: someone who writes as brilliantly as she illustrates" Sunday Telegraph

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Meet the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean! In this hilarious picture book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child.All Clarice Bean wants is a bit of peace and quiet. But that can be hard to find in a house where your little brother is being utterly annoying, your big brother is in the dark tunnel of adolescence and your grandad's pouring soup on his cornflakes . . .A true picture book classic, this is the book that launched the award-winning, bestselling Clarice Bean series!Packed with quirky details and humour, this is perfect for children who are ready to start making the transition from younger picture books to independent reading,"A fresh, playful, wonderfully chaotic look at family life that will make you laugh out loud" IndependentWinner of the Smarties Book Prize

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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

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I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

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Beware of the Storybook Wolves

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Slightly Invisible

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A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about sibling rivalry, the imagination and invisible friends, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.Charlie and friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. And they would like to search without Charlie's little sister Lola bothering and interrupting. But Lola knows EXACTLY how to catch strange and tricky creatures, and enlists a little bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, and, of course, one or three drops of pink milk."Child is as visually inventive and verbally dexterous as ever . . . classic." - Guardian"The Child recipe at its fresh, playful best." - Observer"A typically exuberant, imaginative whirl of a story." - Angels and Urchins"Child is second to none when it comes to capturing the imagination of young children." - Daily Express

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Meet the fabulously feisty Clarice Bean in this utterly hilarious book from Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. Clarice Bean loves reading the adventures of Ruby Redfort, ace girl detective and secret undercover agent. Ruby is always going on exciting missions. Whilst all Clarice gets to do is go to the local shop on her own . . . But when Clarice and her best friend, Betty Moody, decide to do their school project on the Ruby Redfort books, they suddenly start finding mysteries everywhere. Like why are all the coats on the wrong hooks at school? Where has Grandad disappeared to? And just what is going on in the garden shed?Lauren Child is a Kate Greenaway Medal winner and the creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series.'Very entertaining.' Independent'Packed with life and fun and fabulous to look at.' Bookseller