There was an article about Lauren Child in the Observer Review on Sunday 22nd June: Have rat, will travel . The odd title refers to her picture book, That pesky rat (Orchard 2002) - part of the profit from a new edition of this book will contribute to a UNESCO campaign she is launching tomorrow (25/6/08), "My life is a story", to help educate deprived children all over the world. The article tells you a bit about Lauren's life and how she came to write the Clarice Bean series - she is also famous for the Charlie & Lola books and TV programmes.
As well as being accessible from the link above, we have a copy of the article in Jordanhill Library (cuttings file no 1165) and you can also check our holdings of Lauren Child's books on the catalogue.
PS 7/7/08 - there is now a further article about Lauren Child, from Saturday's Herald Magazine, in the cuttings file - no 1170.