The Funny Thing about Funny Books

A must-read about the importance of funny books!

Library Girl and Book Boy

Those of you who follow my blog or engage with me on Twitter will know that I am passionate about children’s books, all children’s books, and the power they have to transform a child’s life.  There are few more powerful things parents can do for their children as babies which will significantly increase their vocabulary and life chances than read to them every single night.  There are few more powerful things a teacher can do for their pupils than nurture a lifelong love of reading.  This is why I am constantly bemused and infuriated by the distinct lack of respect displayed by the media for children’s books, particularly funny ones.

On the 14th February, Scholastic held the award ceremony for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (The Lollies), with Michael Rosen as head judge and driving force for the awards which were created to fill the void…

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