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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (Charlie and Lola) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-05-25 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 30 user ratings
ISBN:0763628875
LANGUAGE:English

"This is a great book that I would read to kindergarteners on their first day of school. Many of them are still very small and are anxious about attending school and being away from their parents. I would tell them about all the interesting things they will learn just like try did in the book. In he book the brother ask his little sister how will she learn how to send cards to people if she doesn't learn how to write letters. I would probably use some of the same phrases and thoughts from the book to get the students to be more enthusiastic about school. " said.

" The time shortly draws near when Lola will start school, but she's not sure she's ready. Luckily she has Charlie to talk her down.These books are always lots of fun. We like how Charlie and Lola get along (great modeling for our little guy and his baby sister), and we love to do the accent (and to hear it mimicked throughout the house in a toddler voice). This book isn't quite relevant to our 2.5-year-old, but that doesn't bother him. It has a good ending, and Soren Lorenson is an inspiration. " said.

"This was a new book to me and has quickly become one of my top picks. Lola is afraid of going to school and so she comes up with all these excuses as to why she doesn't need to go and explains them to her brother while he tells her why she needs to go. But is it really Lola who is nervous for school or could it be her imaginary friend?

Lesson: I had decided to do a class height chart, and do a beginning and end of the year comparison, measuring the children towards the beginning of the year and the end of the year to compare the difference in growth.
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"I love Lauren Child. Amusing, well-paced text and excellent illustrations - these books are an absolute must-have. They also stand up well to being read over and over and over again, which is handy.

Lauren Child Fact: she made a lot of her wonderful Charlie and Lola collages from old lampshade material. This is true; I read it in the Guardian.

The only issue I have with this book is that my three-year-old (who is due to start school in September) keeps telling me that she is 'too absolutely small for school'. Sorry, darling, the Department for Education thinks otherwise.
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"We absolutely love the Charlie and Lola series of books by Lauren Child. The stories are fun and our girls love the characters from watching them on television. This is a great story about preparing a young child to begin school, allaying their fears and showing them how much they will learn. Again, our pal Soren Lorenson makes an appearance - our girls love finding his silhouette in the illustrations. We really enjoyed reading this story together (and of course, I brought out my best English accent.) " said.

"A great story for talking about why we come to school and what we do there. It is a conversation between two sisters about why the younger one should want to go to school. As a teacher, after reading this story I would document the children’s discussion about why they come to school – get a reason from each child, they can illustrate it (great end-of-year Christmas gift). This could then lead into creating a class code of conduct, e.g. If we are at school to learn, what must we do to make sure that happens... Etc.

It also is a good conversation starter for making new friends and what happens at eating/play time.

This book is British though so it talks about not having to wear school uniform.
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"I have to admit that, while I picked them up reluctantly at first, I have come to love Charlie and Lola. They are completely different from my kids, but ring true as children--and the two siblings obviously like each other, which I always find refreshing in a children's book, even though I think it happens more than I give the children's lit world credit for. As with any series that has found commercial acclaim, the original installments by the actual author are the best, so I was thrilled to happen upon one that I hadn't read before that is really, truly written by Lauren Child.

Lola is not so sure she's ready to go to school (not entirely unlike my oldest, who starts kindergarten this fall), but her big brother Charlie convinces her that it's a good idea. That's basically the plot, but it's told with the charm that Lola and Charlie bring to any situation and, with the addition of an invisible friend that you can find in the pictures if you look right, it was a hit with our whole family.
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" Child, L. (2013). I am too absolutely small for school: Featuring Charlie and Lola. London: Orchard Books. " said.

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