I CAN’T STOP HICCUPPING
Lola and Lotta are practising their song for the school concert that evening. Then Lola gets a fit of the hiccups. At first it’s very funny. But soon she just wants her hiccups to go away. Everyone tries to help Lola get rid of her hiccups, but will they go before the big performance?
BUT I AM COMPLETELY HEARING AND ALSO LISTENING
Lola thinks that she’s very good at listening. However, she has a very bad listening day and her “not listening” leads to all sorts of problems both at home and at school. When Arnold Wolf invites everybody to his house for a Batcat party, Lola doesn’t quite listen to the instructions properly and Charlie and Lola miss the party! “See! I told you you weren’t a good listener!” says Charlie and Lola has to agree and now become a good listener.
OUR SHOP SELLS EVERYTHING
Lola and Lotta have got a pretend shop that sells completely everything. They’re having great fun until they accidentally sell Charlie’s swimming goggles to Morten, their only customer. “Well get them back” insists Charlie. “We can’t” bemoans Lola “He did proper paying, with banana chips!”. Charlie is not amused and wants his goggles back immediately. Morten, on the other hand, doesn’t want to swap the goggles for anything.
I’VE GOT NOBODY TO PLAY WITH
Playing Piggy in the Middle with fuzzy pig in a fuzzy felt jungle is good, but you definitely need two people; Charlie is going out, and Lotta has a cold. So Lola has no one to play with.... then she remembers her imaginary friend Soren Lorenson, nobody can see him except for Lola.
THUNDER COMPLETELY DOES NOT SCARE ME
Is there a big hungry giant up in the sky with a rumbly tummy? Or is the sky going to falling down, Charlie? Lola really doesn’t like thunder. Charlie distracts Lola with raindrop races and bouncy hailstones… It’s all great fun until the next big clap of thunder! How can Lola stop being frightened? Who’d have thought that wooden spoons and biscuit trays could be the answer!
I REALLY ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE GLASSES
Lola is going to have her eyes tested at the optician’s but she’s not at all keen. She has tested them herself “…and they are really very clever”. She can see her spaghetti and her bowl and her spoon and her pink milk and Charlie! So she absolutely does not need glasses. Until, that is, Mini Reader arrives at school in the most beautiful pair of glasses Lola and Lotta have ever seen. Now Lola can’t wait to have her eyes tested because she absolutely does need glasses.., and she needs them NOW!
IT IS VERY SPECIAL AND EXTREMELY ANCIENT
Once they understand what a fossil actually is, Lola and Lotta are determined to find one! Charlie isn’t so sure they will. “That’s not a fossil Lola, it’s a lolly stick”. Undeterred Lola searches in her lunchbox, in the sandpit, then mum says they can look in the rockery. They find all sorts of things, but no actual fossils. Then they go to the beach… will they ever find a actual fossil that is very special and extremely ancient?
BUT MARV IS ABSOLUTELY CHARLIE’S BEST FRIEND
Lola gets upset when she witnesses Charlie and Marv ‘play fighting’ and thinks they are not best friends anymore. To make matters worse, someone called Jack shows up who appears to be Marv’s new best friend. How can Lola and Lotta get Marv and Charlie back together again? They hatch a cunning plan… involving pirates!
I AM INVENTING A USEFULLISH INVENTION
Charlie and Marv have to come up with an invention for a school project by tomorrow. Lola reckons that she’s an extremely good inventor too, and keeps interrupting their efforts with ideas of her own. The boys have got to invent something really fantastic and time is running out. Just as they are beginning to panic, Lola the Inventor stumbles on a brilliant idea!