One Thing by Lauren Child


One Thing by Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola return in a brilliant picture book 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.


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 Charlie and Lola may be 15 years old, but the sibling favourites are still as fresh, funny and relevant as ever The Bookseller 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 A beautifully illustrated story about everyday encounters with numbers Little London A sure-fire hit Huffington Post Charlie and Lola assume central roles in an imaginative (and very funny) celebration of numbers Irish Times 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 A great addition to your Lauren Child library 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 The famous brother and sister duo have been around for 15 years, but they're still fresh, original and quirky Sunday Express Charming look at the mysteries of numbers Metro My favourite children's book of the year is Charlie and Lola: One Thing, by Lauren Child - it's brilliant -- Cressida Cowell The It is a wonderful introduction to maths for young children but 'One Thing

.com A must-buy for preschool and early elementary math collections, as well as for Charlie and Lola fans School Library Journal 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 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 is a star The Guardian A counting book in Lauren Child's inimitable style, brilliant for reading out loud. The School Run

About the Author

Lauren Child

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.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

8th September 2016



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