I Can Do Anything That's Everything All On My Own by Lauren Child
  

I Can Do Anything That's Everything All On My Own

Written by Lauren Child

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Charlie and Lola are back for a new set of adventures. As ever, Charlie has to try to help his little sister. And she doesn’t want help!

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I Can Do Anything That's Everything All On My Own by Lauren Child

Today Lola wants to do everything all on her own, but things aren’t as easy as she thought they’d be. In the park, when Charlie and his friend Marv explain to Lola that a seesaw won’t “see” or “saw” with only one person on it, Lola reluctantly lets them sit on the other end. When Lola soars into the sky, it launches her into an elaborate high-seas fantasy where she saves Marv and Charlie from ever-soevil pirates. All on her own!

Reviews

'An irresistibly comic duo' Sunday Telegraph

'Wildly imaginative' Guardian

About the Author

Lauren Child

The Children's Laureate

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.

In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

Lauren Child is the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Of the role she said, “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books to “celebrate outstanding achievement in their field and recognise the important contribution children’s literature makes to cultural life”. Child’s tenure will run until June 2019, which will mark 20 years since the post was inaurgurated by Quentin Blake and since Child published her first book.

Child revealed that that Blake was a huge inspiration to her. “When I was little, it never occurred to me to think of authors and illustrators as actual human beings," she said. "Then I saw Quentin on television live drawing on “Jackanory”, so he became a real-life illustrator to me and that made it something it was possible to become.”

Other previous post-holders include Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman.

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Board Book

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd January 2008

ISBN

9780141384009

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