Lauren Child burst on to the children's books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and award-winning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.
'Witty and appealing... A very fun read' - BookTrust
'Delightful' - Books for Keeps
'Wry, inventive and whimsical ... pages to pore over' - The Sunday Times Culture Magazine
'The combination of short stories and oodles of illustrations means it's the perfect book for any child out there over six who reckons that they could teach their own grown-ups a thing or two.' - The Sun
'Totally mad and really very funny' - Angels and Urchins