I Am Too Absolutely Small for School
Lauren Child. Candlewick Press (MA), $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2403-3
Favorite characters help ease the transition back to school (or, for newcomers, through the classroom door). Siblings Lola and Charlie (first introduced in I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato) return in I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child. Charlie must convince Lola to give school a chance, though she is full of reasons why she doesn't need it: ""I don't need to learn up to one hundred. I already know up to ten, and that is plenty."" Per usual, Charlie works his big brother magic as Child's collages delight the eye. .
Reviewed on: 08/01/2004