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 Tines
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
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 consolingThe perfect preparation for reception as it covers many of the normal fears about starting schoolNo 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 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.A classic Charlie and Lola story about starting-school worries, from Children's Laureate 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.Lauren Child is the Children's Laureate for 2017-19Lauren Child is one of the most popular and succesful author/illustrators of all time, with worldwide sales of over four million books.Charlie and Lola are familiar characters to pre-schoolers, with the animation screened daily on the CBeebies channel