My girls adore books. This love of reading is something we have instilled in them from an early age; in fact as babies, both spent time sitting on my knee or kicking around under my desk, listening to me read articles out loud.
My favourite thing about reading the kids their books is exploring and discovering the different rhythms, the hidden meanings and how perfecting the ‘pitter-patter’ can have an impact on the success of the tale.
Miss Three’s favourite book at the moment is Cork on the Ocean by Kiwis Mark and Rowan Sommerset. It is about a little cork who bobs along in the ocean, encountering an array of friends before meeting up with a bottle and sailing off together.
In my mind it is a tale of love and courage with lots of hidden messages about how to tackle life’s challenges. I love reading it. However, I read it in a very different way to my husband and my own mother – and all of us interpret it differently.
This individual interpretation is what makes us unique, and can be applied to so many things in life. It is what makes the world go round.
Editing latitude allows me to further indulge this love of reading and discovery on a daily basis with each of our writers boasting their own unique way of writing and storytelling.
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