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But I've Used All My Pocket Change (Charlie & Lola)

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A sweet, funny lesson in economics as only Lola can teach it

Lola has lots of pocket money and is very excited to buy a new toy in the gift shop on a trip to the zoo. But she spends a little here and there, and before she knows it, she doesn't have enough left for her toy. Big brother Charlie shares his money, but then isn't able to get the book he wanted. With her typical
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 13th 2012 by Dial Books
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Miss Ryoko
Dec 28, 2016 Miss Ryoko rated it really liked it
Charlie is one swell big brother, that's for sure! ;-)
Dec 23, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, zoo, money, 2012
We have read many of the books in the Charlie and Lola, originally created by Lauren Child. The stories are fun and our girls love the characters from watching them on television. I insist on reading them with a (terrible) English accent and our girls humor me by not complaining too much.

This is a fun story that helps to teach children a little bit about saving and spending money. It certainly emphasizes the fickleness of a child's wants and desires and shows that you can't always get everythin
Rosa Cline
Jan 07, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
Charlie and Lola are siblings; Charlie is such a good big brother to Lola trying to help her, teach her. Although at times Lola can be a handful. In this storybook their grandparents are going to take the kids to the zoo. They have saved up money and Charlie really wants to get a book at the zoo giftshop. All through the trip Lola keeps using up her stuff, eating her lunch using up the bread in one chunk to feed the ducks, and when they get to the zoo she uses her money for other things before t ...more
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I love this classic Lola and Charlie story where Lola is at first irresponsible while using all of her money, food and pictures and then takes from Charlie. Although Charlie attempts to share but also preserve some of his itmes by explaining to Lola that she musn't use it all, Lola doesn't listen it and uses everything up.

Charlie, despite Lola's haste, opens his heart even more when there's one more thing she really wants to buy but as used all her pocket change. He sacrifices his wants to make
But I've Used All of My Pocket Change by Lauren Child is a delightful children's storybook that shares with us a sweet relationship between a big brother and a little sister. Lola and Charlie are going to the zoo, they each have food, money and everything they need to survive the day and have fun, but Lola is having a hard time managing and pacing when she eats or what she spends. Charlie keeps warning Lola to be careful and try to save things for later so that she will have what she needs when ...more
Another in the Charlie and Lola series. One of my new favorite kids series! Charlies is the older brother who is more responsible and Lola is the impulsive, irrepressible little series. Story is about a zoo trip where Lola quickly finishes up her snack, her camera pictures and spends her money. Her older brother shares with her and is quite patient. But when he does not have enough money to buy his zoo gift, Lola feels bad. The book continues with Lola saving her money so she can share with Char ...more
This is a cute picture book that has a great message about saving and sharing. Lola never saves anything: she eats her lunch before they even leave for the zoo, she uses up all the film in her camera right away, and she spends all of her pocket money so she can't afford the toy she wants to purchase. She has a really sweet older brother that helps her learn how to save.
Oct 27, 2012 Maddypictures rated it liked it
The moral of the story, sibling rivalry, kindness, sharing. "Based on" the original Charlie and Lola stories, and seems just as good. Collage artwork. Irrepressible Lola, super-responsible big brother Charlie. Trip to the zoo. Varying typefaces.
Sep 20, 2012 Peacegal rated it liked it
3.5 stars -- I was actually surprised about how engaging and well-written this little story is, something I've not come to expect with "tie in" books.

Vegan families alert: Something called "pink milk" (Pepto bismol?) is consumed.
Oct 21, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
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I am amazed at how generous Charlie is, every time Lola asks for something. But it's good that he is, because it teaches Lola to be generous as well.
Oct 06, 2012 Elisabeth rated it liked it
I still love Charlie and Lola and (pink milk) and thanks to the Disney show I now have their adorable voices in my head as I read their books.
Oct 17, 2012 Carrie rated it really liked it
More adventures of Charlie and Lola. And people wonder why Britishisms are creeping in to American English. Priceless!
Feb 21, 2013 Reese rated it really liked it
These books are so awesome in there brother and sister adventures. I really think that this book is wonderfully illustrated and there is an awesome lesson to be learned. Cute!
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We love Charlie & Lola books. I especially love the relationship between the siblings.
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Lauren Child grew up in Wiltshire as the middle child of three sisters and the daughter of two teachers. She has always been interested in the many aspects of childhood, from gazing into toy shop windows to watching American children's shows from the 1960s. After attending two Art Schools, where Lauren admits that she did not learn much, she travelled for six months, still unsure about which caree ...more
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