Charlie and Lola return in a brilliant picture book, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child, to introduce the non-scary nature of counting and sums to very young children.
Perfectly funny and perfectly formed, this sees top negotiator Lola take on numbers in everyday life and bend them to her endearing and unique will.
A new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book from the bestselling, multi award-winning author and artist Lauren Child, One Thing is an immediate and enduring classic to delight fans new and old the world over.
'It's numeracy at its most joyful and positive, and a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths' Teach Early Years
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."
A unique talent - Sunday Telegraph
Lauren Child is a star - Guardian
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
Charlie and Lola may be 15 years old, but the sibling favourites are still as fresh, funny and relevant as ever - The Bookseller
Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating - Independent
Child is second to none when it comes to capturing the imagination of young children - Daily Express
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.