Charlie and Lola: One Thing

Forget 123 (zzz). Charlie and Lola’s number book takes you from one to a billion. Small kids. Big minds. Sometimes for a treat, Mum takes Charlie and Lola to the shops and says they may choose one thing. “One thing to share?” Lola asks. No: one thing each, explains Charlie – which makes two things! Then Lola is nine minutes late getting ready. On the way, there are birds and bugs to count, and a squillion leaves on a tree… Why have ONE thing when you can have two? Why read dull counting books when you can laugh like crazy with this one?

  • Charlie and Lola return in an exuberant counting book
  • Totally unique take on numbers, packed with visual appeal
  • Explores first counting in a fun-filled and non-scary way
  • Bestselling series which has won the Greenaway Medal

“A brilliant book to read and share again and again.” Bookseller

“Numeracy at its most joyful and positive.” Teach Early Years

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    Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.


    Lauren Child has won the Nestle Smarties prize four times and the Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Lauren has an MBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was named the Children’s Laureate 2017-19.

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