Clever Clogs holds book read­ing in Port Har­court

Sunday Trust - - ARTS & IDEAS - By Halima Abdulrazak

As part of its com­mit­ment to en­cour­ag­ing a healthy read­ing habit for chil­dren, Clever Clogs books, pub­lish­ers of a se­ries of Nige­rian themed chil­dren’s pic­ture books, has em­barked on its first book read­ing ses­sion in the South-South.

This book read­ing ses­sion took place at the In­fant and Tod­dler’s Cor­ner at the Port Har­court Mall, on 5th April 2018. The aim of the book read­ing ses­sions was to fur­ther in­tro­duce the newly re­leased books “Kob the An­te­lope, Di­ary of a Tod­dler and Tobi Vis­its the Con­ser­va­tory” to chil­dren out­side of La­gos, while teach­ing some of the value and morals be­hind the sto­ries in each of the books.

The au­thor, Olubunmi Aboderin Tal­abi, com­menced the book read­ing ses­sions in cel­e­bra­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Book day.

Clever Clogs books are beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated and fo­cused on ed­u­cat­ing Nige­rian chil­dren about their en­vi­ron­ment, food, and lo­cale us­ing pro­tag­o­nists these chil­dren can re­late with. The in­ten­tion to share sto­ries by the au­thor across La­gos state and Port Har­court through the book read­ing ses­sions, is also to re­in­force the im­por­tance of im­bib­ing an early read­ing cul­ture amongst chil­dren in Nige­ria.

Speak­ing about her book read­ing ses­sions, Au­thor and Pub­lisher Olubunmi Aboderin Tal­abi said “The idea to or­ga­nize book read­ing ses­sions, was an av­enue to be able to read my books to chil­dren first hand, teach­ing them the cul­tures and val­ues us­ing the char­ac­ters in the books. Dur­ing the launch of the books, we had rep­re­sen­ta­tives from some schools in La­gos who were able to re­view some of the books and share some in­sights into what the books are about the lessons our kids. Be­ing able to share these sto­ries with kids is some­thing I love to do, and I am pos­i­tive it was an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence for them.”

The goal of Clever Clogs books is to en­cour­age a per­fect story time and bond­ing ses­sion be­tween par­ents and chil­dren, as well as as­sist their cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment.

Clever Clogs books are avail­able for pur­chase at Patabah Book­store, Su­rulere Glen­dora, Ikeja City Mall, Lase Book­store, Ilu­peju, Read­ing Cor­ner Ikoyi, Book­splus Ikoyi, Quintessence, Ikoyi and Terra Kul­ture V.I, and will be pub­lish­ing Why Do You Wash Your Hands? Tobi Learns How to Swim, Tobi Bakes a Cake, and Tobi at the Art Gallery be­fore the last quar­ter of 2018.

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