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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School

by Lauren Child

Published by U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2004
32 pages
ISBN: 0-7636-2403-9

Ages 5-8

Charlie’s little sister, Lola, can think of a kazillion reasons why she doesn’t need to go to school. She can count to ten, which is all she needs to be able to eat ten cookies. She doesn’t need to learn to write, because she can always use the phone, and why bother reading when she already has so many good stories in her head? Despite her resistance, Lola has a fantastic first day at school and Charlie is proud of her. But Lola feigns indifference. She was never worried! It turns out her imaginary friend, Soren Lorenson, was the nervous one. Bright, cheerful artwork that uses a variety of media, including photographs, collage, cut paper and drawing, illustrate a picture book that humorously highlights real anxiety and realistic outcomes. CCBC categories: Picture Books for School-Aged Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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