Absolutely One Thing: Featuring Charlie And Lola

Absolutely One ThingAs a treat, Mom takes Charlie and Lola to the store, where they can choose one thing, but they must be ready in ten minutes. Lola brushes her teeth for three minutes (twice – because she has to spend one minute to remember that she forgot to eat breakfast), eats puffa pops for breakfast for four minutes, spends eight minutes looking for her left shoe, and is, consequently, nine minutes late.   On the way to the store, there are ladybugs, ducks, pigeons, wading and flapping birds, swans, and geese to count. They count hundreds, thousands, millions, and a squillion leaves. Charlie says he does not know that a squillion is a number. They do make it to the store, where Charlie chooses pins in five seconds and Lola takes thirteen minutes to choose stickers. Humorous illustrations containing magazine cuttings, collage, fabric scraps, watercolor, and photographs make counting fun in this delightful tale featuring Lauren Child’s familiar characters. mjw
Title: Absolutely One Thing: Featuring Charlie And Lola
Author: Lauren Child
: Lauren Child
: Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts
: 2016
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher
: Orchard Books, Great Britain
Original Copyright
: 2015
: 978-0-7636-8728-1
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: London, England
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: English
Illustrator’s residence
: London, England
: Author has won the Kate Greenaway Medal
: Counting, Math, Siblings

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