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 . . .
This classic tale of first-day-at-school worries addresses childrens' fears with warmth, humour and fun.
No first-timer should start school without this bookAn imaginative and beautiful tale... ExcellentLauren Child is so good it's exhilaratingLauren Child is a starA unique talentChild gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humourExciting, funny and memorableA must for any child...she writes about the trials of childhood with a clairvoyant eyeDeals sympathetically with children's fears surrounding the first day of schoolAn exciting, funny and memorable read for both carers and childrenDone with all Child's usual wit and idiosyncratic styleFresh, provocative and sharp-wittedWith the author's trademark collages, funky, curly writing and soaring leaps of imagination, this book is set to become a modern classicThis is a winner either as a read-aloud or for independent perusalGo straight out and beg, borrow or steal a copy of Lauren Child's latest bookPerfect preparation for school - not preachy or scary, just charmingAn exceptional starting school book full of diversity in print, presentation and illustrationChild is the Tracey Emin of illustration for young children: provocative, fearless, funny but full of spirit and warmthAn imaginative and beautiful taleLauren Child is a must for any child...feels fresh and instantly consolingNo first-timer should start school without this bookThe perfect preparation for reception as it covers many of the normal fears about starting schoolAn imaginative and beautiful tale... ExcellentLauren Child is so good it's exhilaratingLauren Child is a starA unique talentChild gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humourExciting, funny and memorableChild gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humour.Child is the Tracey Emin of illustration for young children: provocative, fearless, funny, but full of spirit and warmth.An exciting, funny and memorable read for both carers and children.An imaginative and beautiful tale... Excellent.An extremely special 15th anniversary edition of this classic Charlie and Lola story of starting-school worries.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 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.A special 15th anniversary edition of this internationally bestselling Charlie and Lola picture book with a fresh and contemporary new cover lookLauren Child is one of the most popular and succesful author/illustrators of all time, with worldwide sales of over 3 million copiesCharlie and Lola are familiar characters to pre-schoolers, with the animation screened daily on the CBeebies channel2015 is set to be a big year for Charlie and Lola, with the publication of One Thing
, the first new book in the series for five years