Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet by Lauren Child
  

Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet

Written by Lauren Child

3+ readers   

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Loveable Charlie and Lola decide to take a grip on their rubbish. But they are not just going to throw it away. Instead, they decide to recycle it. As they set about paper, plastic, cans and the rest, Charlie explains to Lola how recycling can save trees. Soon Lola is sharing with her friends the value of recycling…Full of important information within an attractive story format.

The Lovereading comment:

The perfect book to develop the youngest toddlers into caring for the planet and who better to teach them than the irresistible comic duo of Charlie and Lola.

Synopsis

Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet by Lauren Child

Charlie has this little sister Lola. At the moment Lola is throwing everything away. “Why don’t you recycle it?” says Charlie. And Lola says, “Recycle it? What is that?” You can do recycling just like Lola and then fill in your very own completely good tree counter poster!

Reviews

'An irresistibly comic duo' Sunday Telegraph

'Wildy 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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Format

Hardback

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2008

ISBN

9780141384368

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