By Child, Lauren
2010 marks the much-anticipated arrival of an absolutely new and completely original Charlie and Lola picture book, from the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator, Lauren Child. Charlie and friend Marv are in search of strange and tricky creatures. And they would l...ike to do this without Lola bothering and interrupting. Luckily, Lola knows exactly how to catch strange and tricky creatures and enlists a little bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, and of course, one or three drops of pink milk.Read more
Lauren Child grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She is the middle of three sisters and both her parents are teachers. She has had a variety of jobs, from waitressing to designing lampshades to working as an artist's assistant to Damien Hirst. Lauren has won numerous awards for her picture books, including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren's first fiction title, Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, was a runaway success all over the world, and was followed by Clarice Bean Spells Trouble and Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now. To date, Lauren sold over 3 million books in 19 countries across the globe. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.
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