Charlie and Lola: One Thing by Lauren Child #bookreview: I've just read this with my five-year-old daughter. She said, "that was a funny story." Indeed that's what you'd expect from a Charlie and Lola book right from the start with the familiar opening refrain of "I have this sister Lola. She is small and very funny."
Lola spends the book getting distracted by the world around her as she counts the dots on her dress or the leaves on the tree whilst Charlie is helping her learn her numbers. This is whilst they go to the shop with their mum so they can choose "one thing",
The book is done in the normal art style of the Charlie and Lola books with a few real life images enhancing the pictures. The text is all over the place. It makes it interesting to look at even if you can't read. And with numeracy at the core of the story, it makes maths fun, whether that be adding, taking away, multiplying, telling the time, or counting to a squillion.
You expect a lot from Charlie and Lola books and this one delivers.
Available on Amazon HERE.