By Lauren Child, Candlewick Press, $16.99, 40 pages
Charlie and his friend, Marv, are on a quest to find some strange and tricky creatures. But Charlie’s little sister Lola tags along at every turn, bothering and interrupting them. This is a familiar situation any sibling can relate to. Charlie is patient with his exasperating, but adorable sister, as she lends her fanciful logic to their game and inadvertently ruins their quest.
In Slightly Invisible: Featuring Charlie and Lola fans of the cartoon series can join their favorite characters on their latest adventure. This lap-size book features the trademark artwork from the show using bright, colorful patterns. Children will have fun following the words as they trail on the page. Lola’s invisible friend, Soren Lorenson, even makes an “appearance.” As always, Charlie and Lola are bound to rouse your child’s imagination. While reading this book with your little ones, don’t forget to do the voices – that’s half the fun!
Reviewed by Alicea Swett