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Charlie & Lola - I am Too Absolutely Small for School - Is this any good?

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EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 10:59:52

DD1 starts school next month and she's just got into Charlie and Lola. I thought this might be good but I havent read it. Is it?

And if so, does anyone know the cheapest I can get it?

cornsilk Mon 11-Aug-08 11:00:41

Try Amazon market place.

MrsBates Mon 11-Aug-08 11:02:13

My daughter loves it.

ThatBigGermanPrison Mon 11-Aug-08 11:02:44

Yes, it's lovely. but do be aware that it may introduce the idea that she will not have the wear a schooliform, as Lola doesn't, and actually most children do have to wear a schooliform.

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 11:03:37

GermanPrison - Is the uniform thing part of the story or just in the pictures?

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 11:04:28

And, Thank you Cornsilk and Mrs Bates

laidbackinengland Mon 11-Aug-08 11:05:59

It's part of the story....

My DS2 (who is also about to start school in September) having read said book, is spending much of his time telling me how he is' absolutely too small for school' - but once we have been through all the lola reasons (reading books to ogres, etc.) he is up for it again !

ThatBigGermanPrison Mon 11-Aug-08 11:06:08



WideWebWitch Mon 11-Aug-08 11:06:12

yes it is

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 11:36:40

Thanks everyone. DD1 is quite looking forward to wearing her uniform and I dont want to put her off. Now I'm not sure!

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 11:40:35

Actually, I think I'll get it. She's old enough to know the different rules.

Thanks everyone. Now, where do I get it? Is amazon marketplace a bit like ebay?

lucymack Mon 11-Aug-08 13:31:18

I don't know about amazon marketplace but they have 20% off it here

lucymack Mon 11-Aug-08 13:31:54

Meant to also say that this is one of the books my son's nursery chose to help with the transition to school.

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 13:54:47

Thanks lucymack

DwayneDibbley Mon 11-Aug-08 13:57:11

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TheMadHouse Mon 11-Aug-08 14:00:56

EV We got it in a pack of 10 books from the Redhouse. I will see if it is still on offer

TheMadHouse Mon 11-Aug-08 14:03:49

EV Twas the book people 10 Lauren Child books for a tenner


I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
That Pesky Rat
Clarice Bean - That's Me
Beware of the Storybook Wolves
I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go To Bed
Hubert Horatio: Bartle Bobton-Trent
I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
My Uncle is a Hunkle says Clarice Bean
What Planet are You From Clarice Bean?

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 14:09:17

Wow, Thanks Madhouse. What are the other books on the list like? Good?

I've never heard of readit swapit but I've just checked out the website. I'm impressed.

TheMadHouse Mon 11-Aug-08 20:20:27

We havent read them all yet, as some are a little advanced, but I figured they would be good for older birthdays.

Claire Bean ones are OK

janeite Mon 11-Aug-08 20:26:09

All of the books on Madhouse's list are brilliant - and such a bargain.

EustaciaVye Tue 12-Aug-08 19:48:25

I've ordered them. For bedtime, we just read Charlie & Lola - I will not go to bed, which I love

TwoWindyDays Thu 21-Aug-08 14:28:19

That Pesky Rat is fab!

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