Cats and Dogs – Charlie and Lola Episodes
Official Charlie and Lola Videos
Charlie and Lola are fictional children created by the English writer and illustrator Lauren Child in 2000. They were introduced in a series of picture books and later adapted as animated television characters. Lola is an energetic, imaginative little girl; Charlie is a patient and kind older brother who is always willing to help his little sister Lola learn and grow.
The first book, I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato (US title, later printing with Greenaway Medal seal, 2000)
The first “Charlie and Lola” book was I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, published by Orchard Books in 2000. The U.S. edition was published in the same year by Candlewick Press, with the title: I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato. Charlie and Lola’s parents, as well as their friends’ parents, are often mentioned, but never seen.
For that first book in the series, Child won the 2000 Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book illustration by a British subject. For the 50th anniversary of the Medal (1955–2005) it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a 2007 panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.