Charlie and Lola, first seen in I Will Not Ever NEVER Eat a Tomato, are stars of the screen, page, and now audio. First aired on prime time children's BBC in October 2005 and now available on DVD, Charlie and Lola are enjoying superstardom! The fabulous audio collection contains five classic Charlie and Lola stories, enhanced with music, sound effects, and classic Charlie and Lola dialogue. The five fantastic audio adventures include the classic stories: We HONESTLY can look after your Dog; My Wobbly Tooth must not ever, NEVER fall out; I've Won, no i've won, No I've won; Whoops! But it wasn't Me; and Snow is my Favourite and my Best. With an all-star cast featuring Charlie, Lola, Lotta, Marv, Soren Lorensen, as well as Sizzles the dog.
Lauren Child grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She is the middle of three sisters and both her parents are teachers. She has had a variety of jobs from waitressing to designing exotic, elegant lampshades and working as an artist's assistant to Damien Hirst.
Lauren Child is considered one of the most talented children's book author/illustrators working today and has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, Lauren's first fiction title, was a runaway success all over the world. Lauren has now sold over 3 million books in 19 countries across the globe.
Notable events in Lauren's career include selection for Quentin Blake's Magic Pencil Exhibition (British Library) in 2005; the Charlie and Lola TV series winning a BAFTA in 2007; In 2008 Lauren was appointed Artist for Peace by UNESCO and has been spearheading a project to raise money for UNESCO's Programme for the Education of Children in Need, called My Life is a Story. All profits from the sale of a special edition of That Pesky Rat will go to UNESCO. A retrospective of Lauren's work starting at the Manchester Art gallery toured the country from 2008 to 2010.
Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.