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Monday, May 23, 2011

We're The New "Biggest Fans" of Charlie and Lola {review}

You may or may not have heard of Charlie and Lola. It's an adorable cartoon from the BBC and it airs on Disney Jr. weekend mornings {4/3c}. We were first introduced to this show as we were over a friend's home and Alex instantly took to it.

Since he was so fond of Charlie and Lola, Alex was really excited for the play pack we received for review. In that pack was Charlie and Lola: The Absolutely Completely Complete Seasons One and Two on DVD, Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child, and the Kids Preferred Charlie and Lola Play Set.

Alex really enjoys playing with his Charlie and Lola poseable dolls. Some times he offers one to his little sister and sometimes he wants to play on his own. All the time, though, he is a big fan of replaying the scenes of his favorite Charlie and Lola episodes. Also, when he squeezes the stomach of Charlie, he says "I have this little sister, Lola. She is small and very funny." Then, when he squeezes Lola's stomach, she says "I'm not small. I am big!"

The Charlie and Lola Absolutely Completely Complete Seasons One and Two boxed sets are great fun to enjoy.  This set includes 8 discs with 52 episodes and the double-length Christmas special. As a mom, I love the creative way this show teaches children to get along together and use their imagination. It also brings my son comfort as a big brother to know that he's not alone. He really looks up to Charlie and even repeats the phrases he hears. 

If you'd like a look at the show, I've attached a video below.

Finally, we've really enjoyed reading the book Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child together. Here's what the book is about.
Charlie and his friend Marv have invented an invisibility potion, which they would prefer to use without Charlie’s little sister, Lola, botheringand interrupting. But when Lola enlists a bit of help it turns out that the strange and tricky creatures have met their match in one very resourceful, inventive little sister.

This story cracks me up as Lola finds her way to get involved in her brother's game and it absolutely must be read with an English accent. ;)  Alex especially enjoys finding the hidden, invisible friend on each page and listens so intently when we read this together.

Yes, mine is the home of Charlie and Lola's new biggest fans and I'm so pleased to see Alex enjoy their shows, stories, and dolls. If you need a gift idea for a child between the ages of about 4 years to about 7 years old, this is something fun and wholesome you can look into gifting.

Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child is $16.99               and
The Charlie and Lola Play Set from Kids Preferred is $25.00.

**This is a "Buddy Picks" review. It gets two thumbs up from Alex. 

**The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone. Others may have a different experience and may not agree with my opinion. Thanks to company or pr agent who supplied the product to review. I was able to keep the item{s} at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review.**



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