Yippee! Today is World Book Day!
In this era of smartphones, shouting social media and endless online entertainment, do we really need a day devoted to books? The short answer is YES! Reading a book is one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can have. All you need in the way of equipment is a good book, a comfy chair, and a little peace and quiet.
Then you (and your children) can gently slip away into the fascinating world inside your head. Every book is unique to the reader. Unlike a movie, you can imagine the characters exactly the way you want. It makes the bond between book and reader completely special.
It’s easy to forget the wonder of reading when so much attention-grabbing stuff is thrust in front of you. That’s why World Book Day is so important. The aim of it is to celebrate authors, books, illustrators and – of course – reading! Lots of children will be going to school dressed up as their favourite book characters. Some may even be going as Squarehead!
As a small inducement, we’re knocking a pound off all Squarehead books for the day!
So grab that book you’ve been meaning to read for the last few months. Unplug your children for a little while. And get to it. Happy reading.