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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator)

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Title:I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
Authors:Lauren Child
Other authors:Lauren Child (Illustrator)
Info:Perfection Learning (2005), Hardcover
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Tags:school, family, special needs

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I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child (2003)



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I found this book to be cuter than the others by Lauren Child, because I feel like most children go through a stage of not wanting to go to school for one reason or another. Lola clearly did not want to go to school but blamed it on her "friend" Soren. Soren is her invisible friend so it was made clear that it was her own insecurities shining through, however she powered through because she didn't want to let her "friend" go alone. Cute book, maybe one I would consider to have in my classroom. ( )
  MeganSchneider | Mar 6, 2017 |
In I Am too Absolutely Small for School, Lola is dealing with going to school for the first time. She gives may excuses on why she think she shouldn't go to school, including being too small, having too much to do at home, not needing to learn to count because she has 10 toes and thats all she needs to count, and not wanting to wear a uniform. Luckily, Charlie had counter arguments to all of Lola's worries that make school sound important. Charlie reassures her that she can bring her imaginary friend to school with her to help ease her mind and to feel less lonely. It's finally time for the end of Lola's first day of school and Charlie realizes that he hadn't seen Lola all day. When Charlie gets home, he sees Lola has met a new friend and tells them that he knew Lola would have a good time at school. I appreciate how Lauren Child continues to write about leal rife problems that students and children may have. Most, if not all, of the books that i have read by her so far have some sort of educational message or learning some sort of lesson. Since its told in the perspective of two young siblings, it makes the book relatable. As a child starting school for the first time, I would have loved to have this book or have someone read this book to me. Although children are generally excited to go to school for the first time, many of them are still nervous. This book would be a great as a read aloud for teachers to read to their pre-k or kindergarten students on the first day of school to ease their little minds. ( )
  CharleneMartin | Mar 6, 2017 |
In this book Lola is positive she does not want to go to school. She thinks she wont fit in and she doesnt want to count or learn to read. Later her older brother convinces her she needs to go and Lola ends up having a great first day of school. Best read to 3-4 year olds just starting school. ( )
  MeganMcCullough | Dec 1, 2016 |
Lola is saying that she is too small for school while charlie is trying to tell her how much fun she will have. Lola is worried that her imaginary friend won't be able to come with her. eventually Lola decides that she will go to school and makes a friend.
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  TUCC | Oct 21, 2016 |
It is about that time for Charlie's little sister Lola to go to school. When Charlie expresses this to Lola is not so sure she is ready, in fact she knows she is not ready. Charlie gives Lola all the reasons why she needs to go to school but Lola finds even more reasons why she does not need school. At first she does not want to count, read or write but after Charlie convinces her why she needs those things she agrees. Although Lola wants to learn how read and count she still does not want to go to school; she does not want to be alone or dress like everyone else. Charlie assures Lola she will be okay and sure enough she was. Lola had a great first day, she made new friends and learned many new things. Going to school for the first time can be scary, this is a great book to relieve a child's fear of going to school. I really love Lauren Child's style of writing but again the text is sometimes hard to follow and can become frustrating. All in all this was a really cute book. Everyone should have a big brother like Charlie. ( )
  Jmreed1 | Mar 30, 2016 |
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"The children's relationship is refreshingly noncombative, with Charlie as the protective and affectionate older brother who is appreciative of, rather than annoyed by, his sister's quirkiness." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

Lola is not so sure about school. After all, why would she need to count higher than ten when she never eats more that ten cookies at a time? Once again, it's up to ever-patient big brother Charlie to persuade Lola that school is worthwhile — and that her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen, will be welcome, too.

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When Lola is worried about starting school, her older brother Charlie reassures her.

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