"The children's relationship is refreshingly noncombative, with Charlie as the protective and affectionate older brother who is appreciative of, rather than annoyed by, his sister's quirkiness." — School Library Journal (starred review)
Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more than ten cookies at a time? Once again, it's up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile — and that her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, will be welcome, too.
August 9, 2005
Preschool - 2
Lexile: AD560L | Fountas/Pinnell: M
is the author-illustrator of many children's books, including the Charlie and Lola books I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed
and I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato,
which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the creator of a quirky series of picture books about Clarice Bean: Clarice Bean, That's Me
; Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting
; and What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?
, as well as the illustrated novel Utterly Me, Clarice Bean.
She lives in London.
This is a winner either as a read-aloud or for independent perusal.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Favorite characters help ease the transition back to school. . . . Charlie works his big brother magic as Child's collages delight the eye.
A fine way to banish those First Day blues.