I was all ready to hate Charlie and Lola: childish envy of Lauren Child's cleverness. But I just can't. X has just got into them big time: books and dvd's
(or dvd-dv's as X says). I just can't help loving how nice both Charlie and Lola are. Such good role models. X now skips around saying"happy to help", which will no doubt be excellent if she ever wants to go into a service industry; and ever since she saw Lola tidying her room she's become practicaly ocd about the covers of our bedclothes.'nice and tidy!' she chants, like a little Hyacinth Bouquet. Lotta is X's fave character because she likes her fluffy coat and the way she walks.