Lola Sleeps Over
Anna McQuinn, author
Anna McQuinn has worked in children's books for more than thirty years as an editor, publisher, and writer. She has written more than twenty books for children, including the Lola Reads series. Anna has extensive experience running groups for young children and their parents at her local library.
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Rosalind Beardshaw, illustrator
Rosalind Beardshaw grew up in England. From a young age, she often spent rainy afternoons visiting art galleries. Rosalind has illustrated many books for children, including Mole's Babies, Just Right for Christmas, and The Best Present.
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Lola’s newest experience is sleeping over at her cousin Hani’s house. Lola is looking forward to her first sleepover tonight. She wears her favorite kanga dress with a matching hair tie, and she packs her overnight bag. She needs several outfits for the different activities they will do, as well as her favorite books and stuffed animals. Daddy walks her over to Hani’s house and says goodbye. Lola and Hani play outside and inside, have dinner with Auntie Zari and Auntie Jina, then watch a movie while Auntie Zari does Lola’s hair before bed. Bedtime is special, with a surprise from Auntie Zari, and Auntie Jina’s French toast makes a delicious breakfast. Like other books in the Lola series, this outing keeps readers engaged with delightful illustrations and simple, straightforward narration perfect for introducing young ones to new experiences. Realistic natural hairstyles are a lovely visual detail, and Lola’s two aunties are an accepted part of her world. All characters are depicted as Black. Lola’s fans will be pleased to add this volume to their collections and see how Lola’s first sleepover goes. Caregivers can use it to talk about what to expect at a first sleepover. A sweet, family-based story of Lola’s expanding world.
Page count: 32
83/8 x 85/8