We forget that the simple gesture of putting a book in someone's hands can change a life. I want to remind you that it can. I want to thank you because it did. - 2010 Indies Choice Award
Despereaux was reading the story out loud to himself. He was reading from the beginning so that he could get to the end...
I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, which means I had a lot of formal training in reading.
I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.