I Am Not Sleepy And I Will Not Go To Bed by Lauren Child

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I Am Not Sleepy And I Will Not Go To Bed by Lauren Child

Category: For Sharing
Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Jo Heffer
Reviewed by Jo Heffer
Summary: Charlie has this little sister Lola. She is small and very funny but she also knows her own mind. If she is sleepy, she is determined that she will not go to bed. As the older brother, can Charlie use all his powers of persuasion to ensure that Lola gets a good night’s sleep?
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 32 Date: March 2013
Publisher: Orchard
ISBN: 9781408326091

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Like many children, Lola does not particularly like going to bed. She likes staying up colouring, scribbling, sticking and most of all chattering. When she is told that it is time for bed, she always has an answer as to why she should not go: she never gets tired; she can’t clean her teeth because somebody is eating her toothpaste; and the whales are swimming in the bath. The list is endless especially where the highly imaginative Lola is concerned. However, older brother Charlie knows Lola so well; if anyone can persuade her to get into bed, it’s him.

This story is totally delightful. Charlie and Lola are such loveable and engaging characters and my daughter adores them. Having read so many Charlie and Lola books, they feel like old friends. We love the relationship that they have and how patient the older and wiser Charlie is with his younger and often obstinate sister.

The illustrations throughout the book are exquisite with a mixture of comical drawings, photographs and interesting backgrounds. Every page is a visual treat and each one is enhanced by the interesting and swirly ways that the text is set about. It often dances before your very eyes with the text sometimes getting bigger or smaller and the very important words in bold.

Above all, it’s a very funny story and one that both parents and their children will likely identify with. Bedtimes can often be stressful with small children but this book helps you to see the funny side. Everyone is bound to love this brilliant story and will enjoy reading about more of Charlie and Lola’s antics. It’s a book that I am sure that children will want to have read time and time again.

The copy that I am reviewing has the added bonus of being a board book so that it is very sturdy and durable for handling by little fingers.

Why not also take a look at I'm Just Not Keen On Spiders (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child?

Booklists.jpg I Am Not Sleepy And I Will Not Go To Bed by Lauren Child is in the Top Ten Picture Books of 2013.
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