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I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (Charlie and Lola) Paperback – 28 Mar 2002
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Screamingly funny and utterly brilliant (Books for Keeps)
Funny, bright and very entertaining (Daily Mail)
Totally delightful... every page is a visual treat (Bookbag)
Child tackles a common childhood conundrum with boundless imagination and zip (Publishers Weekly)
Charlie has this little sister Lola. Sometimes he has to try and get her to go to bed. This is a hard job because Lola likes to stay up late. A classic bedtime picture book from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.See all Product description
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Charlie has this little sister, Lola - and it's not easy getting her to bed as she says that she'll "probably still be perky at 13 o'clock". She comes up with more and more bizarre reasons why she can't get ready for bed. How does Charlie get round them all?
This book has quirky illustrations (a mix of drawings and photographs of patterns) which really tickled my 4 year old's imagination. It has a super title, which has become a catch phrase in our house now, and it become one of the most requested bedtime stories. She now reads it to us (even though she can't yet read, but the story lends itself to memorising which means that she feels more grown up).
I'm now going to have to buy the other book by Lauren Child featuring Charlie and Lola as the expressions on their little faces are so true to small children.
I can't praise this book highly enough. Well done Lauren - keep the Charlie and Lola books coming!
I thought that our oldest child would find the book too young for him, but no, he loved it, and laughed like a drain at the two dancing dogs that were wearing Lola’s pyjamas – or so she claimed!
This is a lovely, funny book and I highly recommend it.
Page after page shows poor, patient Charlie coaxing Lola through the next imaginative delay tactic. As always, there is a lot of fun throughout the tale, and the pictures are colourful and imaginative. The combination of photos and sketches is eye-catching and fairly unique in style - definitely one to hold the reader's attention. It really makes the ideal bedtime story for your cheeky toddler!
Overall, I highly recommend this Charlie and Lola book - and all the others too!
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Not the usual board book, it's a reduced C & L book on card.
Same great illustrations and text just smaller and more durable.Read more
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