Today's book of the week is a classic, and one of my absolute favourites.
It's I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato by Lauren Child. It has won countless awards for it's genius, and Lauren Child is the current Children's Laureate.
This original Charlie and Lola book was without a doubt the spark of inspiration for me starting Clara and Macy. The charming illustrations, the quirky fun nature of the stories, and the gorgeous sibling relationship between the two main characters.
It's a joy of a book.
And so funny!
I am super lucky to have found a hardback box set of the first three Charlie and Lola books in a charity shop years ago.
I first discovered Charlie and Lola via the animated TV series that I happened to see one day while I was painting at home - this was a few years before we had the kids.
I immediately searched for the books and wasn't at all disappointed.
The combination of hand drawn, paintings, and collage, is a dream to me. I was lucky enough to meet Lauren Child at her exhibition in Manchester - Green Drops and Moonsquirters, while I was very pregnant with Matilda.
She was kind enough to sign several books for me, and my love of her books grew from there and they have inspired me beyond belief.
If you haven't discovered them yet then you're in for a huge treat.
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