Child, Lauren. 2004. I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL FOR SCHOOL. Cambridge, MA.: Candlewick. ISBN: 0763624039.
Lauren Child's vivacious characters Lola and Charlie return for their third adventure together in I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL
FOR SCHOOL. Lola is convinced that she is too small to start going to school. Besides that, she is "too extremely busy
doing important things at home" to bother with school. Yet through Charlie's persuasive encouragement, Lola soon embraces
the concept of starting school where she'll learn to read, write, count, and have the opportunity to make new friends. For
each excuse Lola has to not go to school, Charlie is there to give her a good reason why school is important--and most importantly
not that scary.
I AM TOO ABSOLUTELY SMALL FOR SCHOOL is a humorous and reassuring look at the common fears many children have about starting
school. Child's text and illustrations are unique and charming. Lola definitely has a voice all her own!