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Charlie and Lola: Snow is My Favorite and My Best
     

Charlie and Lola: Snow is My Favorite and My Best

by Lauren Child
 

The weatherman has predicted snow, and Lola absolutely cannot wait. She just loves snow. "Why can't it be winter ALL the time?" she asks her brother. But on an adventure to the Arctic, Charlie shows Lola why never-ending snow might not be so perfect for kids. How could Lola go swimming or wear her favorite stripe-y party dress if it were always cold?

Once again,

Overview

The weatherman has predicted snow, and Lola absolutely cannot wait. She just loves snow. "Why can't it be winter ALL the time?" she asks her brother. But on an adventure to the Arctic, Charlie shows Lola why never-ending snow might not be so perfect for kids. How could Lola go swimming or wear her favorite stripe-y party dress if it were always cold?

Once again, Lauren Child brilliantly and hilariously captures every-kid feelings and emotions—this time about the magical first snowfall of the year.

To see these lovable siblings in action, be sure to check out the hit animated series Charlie & Lola on Disney Playhouse!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
Lola is very excited at the prospect of snow. As she says, snow is her favorite and her best. She and her brother Charlie go to the park the day after the snowfall and play with their friends Marv, Lott, and Sizzles the dog. But the very next day the snow is gone. Lola is very sad and asks her brother why there cannot be snow every day. Charlie tries to explain that, like birthdays, if there was snow every day it would not be as special. Then he and Lola imagine going to the Arctic and the Antarctic so he can show Lola what having snow every day would be like. Charlie is the kind of big brother every little sister would want to have, never losing his temper with Lola and showing how much he cares about her through his patient explanations and examples. This book is based on an episode of the popular Disney Channel show Charlie and Lola and can be enjoyed by fans of the show as well as those who have never seen it.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Charlie and Lola return in another engaging story that perfectly captures a child's anticipation of the first snow of winter. Big brother Charlie takes his sister out to frolic in a world that has "all gone extremely white!" Lola and their friends make snow angels, go sledding, and build a snowman (and snow doggy) before returning home for hot chocolate. The next day, Lola, disappointed to find that the snow has melted, wonders why it can't always be there. Charlie compares snow to birthdays-they wouldn't be special if they happened every day. He takes his sister on an imaginary tour of the Arctic, where polar bears swim, and the Antarctic, where smartly attired penguins look like they are going to a party. She realizes that it would be too cold there for her to go swimming or to wear her stripy party dress. Back home, Charlie surprises his sister with a memento from the previous day's storm-"a teeny weeny snowman who lives in the freezer." This book employs creative use of space, color, texture, drawings, and mixed-media collage that perfectly match Lola's free spirit and offbeat manner of speaking. The large, easy-to-read text follows the energetic rhythm of the story, using varying margins and fonts and swirling around the pictures. Read this exuberant story along with Uri Shulevitz's Snow (Farrar, 1998) and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's book of the same title (Random, 2002) to get children primed for the season.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Charlie and Lola are back and this time it's about to snow. Charlie warns Lola that it may happen while she's sleeping, but Lola, in love with snow, is not convinced. First witness to the initial flurry, Lola, comforted, drifts off as the snow piles up. The following morning the girls and their friends go to the park to make snow angels, go sledding and build a snowman (and a snow dog). By the next day, though, the snow has melted and Lola is mournful. Why can't it snow every day? It's up to Charlie to convince her that moderation is important in all things, even snow, and a quick trip to the earth's colder regions seems to do the trick. Besides, there might be something special in the freezer. While the artwork is taken from the television show and the text is based on a script by someone else, Child's perfectly captured children's voices, vividly realized characters and appealing collage style are very much in evidence here. A delectable treat for a snowy-or not-so-snowy-day. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803731745
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/05/2006
Series:
Charlie and Lola Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile:
AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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