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Charlie and Lola: One Thing

Lauren Child

6 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books: character books, Picture storybooks, Early learning: numbers & counting

A classic Charlie and Lola picture book all about counting and sums, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.

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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Praise for Charlie and Lola: One Thing

  • Charlie and Lola may be 15 years old, but the sibling favourites are still as fresh, funny and relevant as ever - The Bookseller

  • 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

  • Lauren Child is a star - Guardian

  • Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating - Independent

  • A unique talent - Sunday Telegraph

  • Child is second to none when it comes to capturing the imagination of young children - Daily Express

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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 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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