One Thing by Lauren Child
  

One Thing

Written by Lauren Child
Illustrated by
Part of the Charlie and Lola Series

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

One Thing by Lauren Child

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 YearsI 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.

Reviews

An energetic and fun story ... Really clever combination of text and illustrations ... the brother and sister dynamic has universal appeal perfectly aimed at little minds * South Wales Evening Post * Lauren Child is a star * The Guardian * A counting book in Lauren Child's inimitable style, brilliant for reading out loud. * The School Run * Lauren Child is one of the most admired and loved illustrator/authors of this generation ... This is a briliant book on learning numbers and what they actually mean in the real world ... another sure-fire winner * School Librarian * Lauren Child (with the help of Charlie and Lola) introduces math as a part of every busy day in this fresh, funny picture book. * Shelf Awareness Readers review * A must-buy for preschool and early elementary math collections, as well as for Charlie and Lola fans * School Library Journal * It is a wonderful introduction to maths for young children but 'One Thing

. * Rachel McClary.com * My favourite children's book of the year is Charlie and Lola: One Thing, by Lauren Child - it's brilliant -- Cressida Cowell * The guardian.com * Charming look at the mysteries of numbers * Metro * The famous brother and sister duo have been around for 15 years, but they're still fresh, original and quirky * Sunday Express * Charlie and Lola make counting into a playful, free-flowing activity in this busy book that gallops through numbers from one to billions * The Guardian * A great addition to your Lauren Child library * Mumsnet.com * Charlie and Lola are going to the shops with their mummy. Lola asks for just one thing. The book takes you on a number journey. I counted everything on every page. The page with the giant clock is my favourite. My sister liked the page with the birds. I like numbers and I like this book, the pictures are very good and bright. I think my friends would like this book -- Reuben, aged 5 * Facebook, Toppsta * Charlie and Lola assume central roles in an imaginative (and very funny) celebration of numbers * Irish Times * A sure-fire hit * Huffington Post * A beautifully illustrated story about everyday encounters with numbers * Little London * In this, her first charlie and Lola book for five yearsm the gloriously talented Lauren Child has let her beloved sibling creations loose on the language of counting and calculations...It's numeracy at its most joyful and positive, and a brilliant way to get young minds excited about maths * Teach Early Years * 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 *

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

8th September 2016

ISBN

9781408339015


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