I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL FOR SCHOOL by Lauren Child

I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL FOR SCHOOL

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Age Range: 5 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

The dynamic sibling duo of I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (2000) is back for another engaging round of give-and-take. Plainly nervous at the prospect of starting school, little Lola declares that she doesn’t need to count over ten or learn to read, won’t wear a “schooliform,” and doesn’t feature eating lunch alone. Charlie artfully counters each objection: what if she needs treats for 11 elephants, or to read a bedtime story to an ogre—and, anyway, she can wear whatever she wants to school (well, not that alligator suit), and even take along her invisible companion, Soren Lorensen. Child’s postmodern collages feature cut-out figures, patterned papers, and clipped photos in freewheeling compositions through which lines of text loop and wander; the effect is typically effervescent, matching the lively, real-sounding repartee. A fine way to banish those First Day jitters. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-7636-2403-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2004




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