I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

I have this little sister Lola.

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781408351550

Category: Board book

Page: 32

View: 848

A classic Charlie and Lola story about starting-school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book edition! Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school - but Lola is not so sure. She thinks it probably would be useful to read and write and count, but she doesn't really have time for school - she's much too busy doing extremely important things at home. And, besides, Lola's invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, is slightly nervous about going to school on his own . . . This tale of first-day-at-school worries addresses childrens' fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun. This is the board book edition of the classic picture book. As seen on CBeebies! Over three million Charlie and Lola books have been sold worldwide. Look out for other classic stories: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Slightly Invisible One Thing

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

Charlie and Lola now star in these paperback editions of their award-winning books, each filled with their own special brand of energy and humor. Full color.

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606341752

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 852

Charlie and Lola now star in these paperback editions of their award-winning books, each filled with their own special brand of energy and humor. Full color.

A Dog With Nice Ears

Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like.

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408346125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 969

A brilliant new Charlie and Lola picture book from multi-award-winning author and Children's Laureate Lauren Child! Lola wants a dog - but the qualities of her perfect pooch seem oddly like those of a ... rabbit! Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fantastically funny story, packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Lauren Child's endlessly endearing characters and inimitable humour will be a sure-fire hit with existing and new fans - this is the perfect tale for anyone who has ever imagined what having the perfect pet would be like. A new Charlie and Lola story is the gold standard in picture books - the perfect read-aloud that both children and parents will love. Discover more hilarious original picture books about Charlie and Lola: Charlie and Lola: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Charlie and Lola: Slightly Invisible Charlie and Lola: One Thing

Postmodern Picturebooks

Charlie is a devoted brother and a homespun child psychiatrist. In I am too Absolutely Small for School Lola comes to breakfast dressed as an alligator for her first day of school and Charlie tells her “Alligator is for fancy.

Author: Lawrence R. Sipe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135897840

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 282

Over the past 15 years, there has been a pronounced trend toward a particular type of picturebook that many would label "postmodern." Postmodern picturebooks have stretched our conventional notion of what constitutes a picturebook, as well as what it means to be an engaged reader of these texts. The international researchers and scholars included in this compelling collection of work critically examine and discuss postmodern picturebooks, and reflect upon their unique contributions to both the field of children’s literature and to the development of new literacies for child, adolescent, and adult readers.

Emotional Literacy

READ: “I am Too Absolutely Small for School” • To increase empathy for others and awareness of how our personal feelings and behaviours can impact upon others. I am Too Absolutely Small for School (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child ...

Author: Andrew Moffat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351698273

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 125

This is an exciting, hands-on resource comprising over 200 whole-class lesson plans. These can be used with a class in their very first week at school in Year 1 right through to their last week in Year 6. Each lesson plan focuses on a text, provides prompts for discussion and gives clearly explained, engaging activities to suit all learning styles. The lesson plans are based on 152 popular children's books. There are many cross-curricular opportunities, with specific links to literacy, particularly through the drama, speaking and listening plans of the Renewed Primary Strategy. The scheme also includes Circle Time games specially selected for their positive effect on the emotional well-being of the child. The author, who is an Advanced Skills Teacher, spent two years developing the scheme of work. Each lesson plan has been tried and tested in many schools and is steeped in excellent primary practice. The scheme is designed to support the aims of the Every Child Matters agenda. The plans are differentiated by year group and are set out in modules which each last for six weeks, making the resource a manageable format for class teachers to use and an ideal solution to the delivery of SEAL Primary.


'I honestly, totally and completely can look after your dog!' Lola promises Charlie's friend, Marv - immediately losing the dog, and probably getting Marv beaten that night. 'I am too absolutely small for school,“ Lola says ...

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118549

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 207

Possibly the only drawback about the bestselling How To Be A Woman was that its author, Caitlin Moran, was limited to pretty much one subject: being a woman. In MORANTHOLOGY Caitlin 'gets quite chatty’ about many subjects, including cultural, social and political issues which are usually left to hot-shot wonks and not a woman who sometimes keeps a falafel in her handbag. These other subjects include... Caffeine | Ghostbusters | Being Poor | Twitter | Caravans | Obama | Wales | Paul McCartney | The Welfare State | Sherlock | David Cameron Looking Like Ham | Amy Winehouse | ‘The Big Society’ | Big Hair | Nutter-letters | Michael Jackson's funeral | Failed Nicknames | Wolverhampton | Squirrels’ Testicles | Sexy Tax | Binge-drinking | Chivalry | Rihanna’s Cardigan | Party Bags | Hot People| Transsexuals | The Gay Moon Landings

Tough Times

For Charlie and Lola fans, share the story of Lola's invisible friend who was too nervous to start school, IAm Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child (Orchard Books) and then visit www.charlieandlola.com for simple games and ...

Author: Clare Beswick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140811464X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 371

Offers practical advice to parents and carers wanting to guide and support young children who are troubled or distressed.

Human Growth and Development

About starting school (reassuring and funny story for children): Child, L. (2015) Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small for School. London: Orchard. About abuse: Ainscough, C. (2000) Breaking Free: Help for Survivors of Child ...

Author: John Sudbery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351397559

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

View: 241

Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This fully revised and expanded second edition of this introductory text for social workers provides a knowledge base about human development from conception to death. It is designed to encourage understanding of a wide range of experiences: from the developmental trajectories of children in care, to adult mental distress and the experiences of people with dementia, to bereavement. Using engaging narratives to illustrate each topic, the authors clearly introduce and analyse different theoretical approaches, and link them to real-life situations faced by social workers. Packed with case studies, this student-friendly book includes overviews, summaries, questions and further reading in each chapter, as well as a ‘Taking it further’ section providing greater depth on key theoretical issues. A reference section contains a glossary and overviews of the principal theories discussed throughout the book. It is an essential read for all social work students.

Complete Writing For Children Course

A child's first day at school, as in Lauren Child's hilarious picturebook in the Charlie and Lola series, I Am Too Absolutely Small for School? We'll talk about the school story in more depth later; suffice it to say here that it's a ...

Author: Clémentine Beauvais

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471804429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 135

Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.

Book Smart

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School: Featuring Charlie and Lola. London: Orchard, 2003. Print. Christelow, Eileen. The Desperate Dog Writes Again. Boston: Clarion, 2010. Print. Christelow, Eileen. What Do Authors Do?

Author: Anne E. Cunningham, PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199843937

Category: Education

Page: 468

View: 861

In Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills that jumpstart the career of a successful reader.

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non Fiction 3 11

In I Am Too Absolutely Small for School Lauren Child shows, with her usual humour, how Charlie persuades his little sister, Lola, that school is fun. A First Look at Starting School, by Pat Thomas and illustrated by Lesley Harker, ...

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351385348

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 324

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide for primary teachers to the many kinds of texts children encounter, use and enjoy in their nursery and primary school years, providing an invaluable insight into the literature available. Addressing important issues and allowing for the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard, it contains suggestions of best practice which offer a more creative approach to learning. Including both fiction and non-fiction, with genres ranging from picture books to biographies, this fully updated second edition features: New coverage on recent books Discussion of new changes in concepts of literacy, particularly focused on technological advances in moving image media and virtual worlds The balance between print and screen-based texts on developing children’s visual and multi modal literacy Annotated booklists for each genre for different age groups New sections on equality, diversity and translation Exploring fiction, non-fiction and poetry, Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is an invaluable resource, supporting teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction, and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction.

Teaching Visual Literacy in the Primary Classroom

Charlie. and. Lola. In recent years a number of writers and illustrators have produced texts which have played with the ... In I Am Too Absolutely Small for School, Child presents Lola as a girl with a drawn and painted head atop a body ...

Author: Tim Stafford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136936777

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 843

Teaching Visual Literacy in the Primary Classroom shows how everyday literacy sessions can be made more exciting, dynamic and effective by using a wide range of media and visual texts in the primary classroom. In addition to a wealth of practical teaching ideas, the book outlines the vital importance of visual texts and shows how children can enjoy developing essential literacy skills through studying picture books, film, television and comic books. Designed to take into account the renewed Framework for Literacy, each chapter offers a complete guide to teaching this required area of literacy. Aimed at those who want to deliver high quality and stimulating literacy sessions, each chapter contains a range of detailed practical activities and resources which can be easily implemented into existing literacy teaching with minimal preparation. In addition, each chapter gives clear, informative yet accessible insights into the theory behind visual literacy. Containing a wealth of activities, ideas and resources for teachers of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, this book discusses how children's literacy skills can be developed and enhanced through exploring a range of innovative texts. Six chapters provide comprehensive guides to the teaching of the following media and literacy skills: picture books film and television comic books visual literacy skills genre adaptation. Teaching Visual Literacy in the Primary Classroom is an essential resource for all those who wish to find fresh and contemporary ways to teach literacy and will be useful not only to novices but also to teachers who already have experience of teaching a range of media. Students, primary school teachers, literacy co-ordinators and anyone who is passionate about giving pupils a relevant and up-to-date education will be provided with everything they need to know about teaching this new and ever-expanding area of literacy.

Children s Literature in Primary Schools

Similarly, Lauren Child's (2000–10) Charlie and Lola series reflects children's everyday life but with a twist. ... I Am Not Sleepy and Will Not go to Bed; I am Too Absolutely Small for School; and I Slightly Want to Go Home.

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473993954

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 850

How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors

STEM Education Across the Learning Continuum

For example, This book [I am absolutely too small for school] has the characters Charlie and Lola in it, which the children will be familiar with from the TV show. I would use this book with Junior Infants [i.e. 4/5 year old children] ...

Author: Amy MacDonald

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811528217

Category: Education

Page: 311

View: 489

This is the first comprehensive book to consider STEM education from early childhood through to senior secondary education. It approaches STEM as a form of real-world, problem-based education that draws on the knowledge and skills of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Rather than presenting each of the separate disciplines to an equal extent, it focuses on STEM researchers’ perspectives on how their work contributes to effective STEM education in terms of building knowledge, skills and engagement. Gathering contributions by authors from various countries, the book explores effective STEM education from a range of perspectives within the international context. Moreover, it addresses critical issues in STEM education, including transition and trajectories, gender, rurality, socioeconomic status and cultural diversity. By doing so, it not only shares the current state of knowledge in this field, but also offers a source of inspiration for future research.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

Charlie and Lola A series of books by Lauren *Child about a highspirited and quirky little girl, and narrated by her ... I Will Not Go to Bed (2001), I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (2003), and Slightly Invisible (2010).

Author: Daniel Hahn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191057266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 694

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

What to Read When

I Am Absolutely Too Small for School by Lauren Child (Candlewick Press: 2005) (D) Read right before beginning school, when it seems very hard to want to be big enough for school. This is one of the Lola and Charlie series.

Author: Pam Allyn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101032391

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 543

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

Reading and Responding

Some of the Charlie and Lola books are as follows: • I Will Never NOT EVER Eat A Tomato • I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed I Am Too Absolutely Small for School • But Excuse Me That Is My Book • I Absolutely Must Do Coloring Now ...

Author: Denise Ryan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425895956

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 899

Introduce students to literary texts to help them become active and enthusiastic readers! This practical resource provides experienced and novice teachers with a variety of literature that can be implemented into the elementary classroom. Background information and fiction book recommendations are provided for key topics. From alphabet books to poetry, chapter books to read-alouds, this teacher-friendly resource is a must-have!