Oct 312011

I have this little daughter “Lola.”

She is small and very funny.

One year, we decided to make a Halloween costume.

We needed:

and ended up with:


Then we took

and created . . .


Next we found

and made

to create



But no story would be complete without an imaginary friend.

For this, we need:

Our Lola has an invisible, beautiful fairy who is her best friend . . .

Lauren Sorenson!


*If you are a Lauren Child fan, you absolutely get this. If you don’t, you must read, “I Will Not Ever, Never, Eat a Tomato.” Immediately. (Or check out the Charlie and Lola website.)

Thank you, Lauren Child! We love Lola who embodies all the imaginative exuberance of our girls and Charlie’s kind rationality trying to guide her in the right direction. We admire your deceptively simple, and extremely stylized art. Charlie and Lola will be the remembered classic books of my children’s childhood. Forever.

Happy Halloween!

 Posted by on October 31, 2011 General, Ruly Kids Tagged with: ,

  7 Responses to “A Halloween Tribute to Lauren Child”

  1. what a great advertisement to get me to read those books! All adorable!

  2. Grand models for those costumes.

  3. Ruly, your trick is to treat your readers–this time, big time.

  4. SO CUTE!!! Haven’t read this–but will try to check it out!!

  5. So creative, my dear Anne….the children are beautiful…mother, yiayia, grandma Jo would be so proud and pleased to see you all….Love, Auntie A

  6. So adorable!

  7. We love this series and you did such an amazing job at creating the whimsical essence of each of the characters! LOVE the hand drawn hair bows…. I would want some for real!

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