Saturday, May 21, 2011

"I Have This Little Sister..."

Just wanted to post about this adorable series of books called Charlie and Lola. Written and illustrated by Lauren Child, these books are charming stories of the everyday life and imaginary adventures of a British brother and sister, as told from the point of view of older brother, Charlie.

Each book begins, "I have this little sister, Lola. She is small and very funny."
The girls LOVE these books and, every time we go to the library, they INSIST on checking out a new Charlie and Lola book! Of course, it probably doesn't hurt that Mom and Dad add to the fun by reading the books aloud in a British accent. (You have to!...the qwerky expressions and uniquely-British phrasings "absolutely, completely" demand it!)

Ashley loves these books so much that she has memorized the first line and can recite it on cue with a knowing little giggle. I think it's safe to say that, right now, Charlie and Lola books are "absolutely, completely her favorite and her best"!