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Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

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
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Reviews

An imaginative and beautiful tale... Excellent
The Sun
Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating
Independent
Child gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humour
Books for Keeps
Exciting, funny and memorable
Child Care
Lauren Child is a star
Guardian
A unique talent
Sunday Telegraph
No first-timer should start school without this book
The Sunday Times
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
An imaginative and beautiful tale... Excellent
The Sun
Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating
Independent
Child gives a simple story about starting school extra layers of complexity and humour
Books for Keeps
Exciting, funny and memorable
Child Care
Lauren Child is a star
Guardian
A unique talent
Sunday Telegraph
No first-timer should start school without this book
The Sunday Times
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