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Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed - Lauren Child
Advantages: Charlie & Lola
This is my daughter's favourite Charlie & Lola book and one that she associates with her own views. Although some nights she is absolutely ready to drop off asleep in my arms, her final words as she is lying in bed will still be "I'm not tired!"
In this story, the young brother and sister team are again trying to make Lola see things in a more sensible way and Charlie is attempting to get Lola to go to bed.
Lola comes up with all manner of excuses not to go, from whales in the bath - so no room for her, through to lions eating her toothbrush and dogs wearing her pyjamas. The excuses are really well illustrated and my daughter loves to look at the wild drawings of amazing animals doing things they shouldn't.
Again in this book there are drawings as well as real pictures of things and this is a way of illustrating that I really like as it allows my daughter to see things in a different perspective. She may see a picture of a real telephone on one page and on the next it will be drawn in cartoon style and this is really effective at making it that bit different and more interesting to read and look at.
I must admit this is one of my favourite stories from this set of characters as well and of course Lola does end up in bed and this is a satisfactory outcome for any parent reading a bedtime story focusing on bedtime itself. The last thing I want is for my little one to get any ideas from her books that will make things more difficult for me at bedtime!
Charlie and Lola are an adorable pair and the books really are enjoyable to read. I got mine as part of a set from The Book People but you can buy them individually on Amazon or eBay usually have some for sale too.
Summary: RECOMMENDED xx