Some lovely days last week - thanks to all who helped, including with the book sales - and a busy week to come. So, early greetings to ASHWICKEN, CHURCHILL, GAYTON and POTT ROW First Schools near Kings Lynn. I'm looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday and Thursday.
Touch of post-visit insomnia, so had time last night to read the recent Guardian "Look at a Book" Children's Books Guide. Some really interesting articles. I particularly valued FRANCESCA SIMON, writing wonderfully on the importance of books for 5-8 year olds. Here's a majorly important quote from FS: "Read to your children. Don't punish them for learning to read by abandoning the bedtime story." Hear, hear, hear! Times a zillion. Exactly so!
Also CHRIS RIDDELL offering hopes for a rise in illustration within novels for children. Add my hopes too, Chris!