Lauren Child

Film: Freaky Friday (1976)

Wouldn't it be nice if someone could switch places with you and know exactly how you feel?

In Disney's 1976 film Freaky Friday, that's exactly what happens: a power struggling mother and daughter magically switch places when they both wish the other to walk in her shoes for a day.

Teenage troublemaker Annabel suddenly has to deal with the challenges of running a household while mother Ellen is back in junior high!

This is a Disney classic that stands the test of time and has been specially chosen by Lauren Child, Children’s Laureate.


Talk: In Conversation with Lauren Child, Children's Laureate

Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, MBE explores the magic of reading and writing with some of her best-loved characters including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort, and Charlie and Lola.

Child is one of today’s most highly regarded writers and illustrators for children and young teenagers. Her Charlie and Lola series for 2-5-year-olds was made into a BAFTA award-winning television show, while her Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort detective novels sparked the imagination of young teenagers. Appointed Children’s Laureate in 2017, she says her mission is to get children excited about reading....