Green Drops and Moonsquirters: The Utterly Imaginative World of Lauren Child

Illustration by Lauren Child
  • Saturday 21 June 2008 - Sunday 21 September 2008
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • FREE
Join Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and friends in our interactive summer exhibition for under 7s and their families.

Step into the utterly imaginative world of Lauren’s books and explore playhouses where you can:

  • Sit at Charlie and Lola’s kitchen table and make meals with food from their fridge.
  • Dress-up in Charlie and Lola’s favourite outfits including Lola’s fabulous alligator costume from I Am TOO Absolutely Small For School.
  • Draw imaginary friends on a magna-doodle (inspired by Lola’s friend Soren Lorensen).
  • Visit Grubby Alley where That Pesky Rat lives.
  • Perform puppet shows to an audience of family and friends (in a theatre created from the four-poster bed in The Princess and The Pea).

You can also see over 40 original illustrations from Lauren's award-winning stories. And have an exclusive first peek at the author's next book.

Green Drops and Moonsquirters is the very first exhibition to be dedicated to Lauren Child's work. Her illustrations artfully combine drawing, collage and photography while witty and irreverent text weaves through the pages in unconventional ways. 

Curated and developed by Manchester Art Gallery, the free exhibition premieres at the gallery from 21 June until 21 September 2008 before touring to museums and galleries around the UK.

Supported by the Arts Council England.