Welcome to escapism…

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society.” ― Kofi Annan

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”  ― Vera Nazarian

Hi! So after a crazy few months, I’m starting again to try and write every day. ‘Write a blog’ they said, ‘it’s like a diary only everyone can read it!’ Hmm, well if everyone can read it then it might as well be something useful. So, a couple of hours later (yes, literally, how EASY can they make things for you now?), I am feeling very rewarded having created a website, a logo, a brand, and and idea for what to fill my time with now that builders, puppies, children all out of the house.

The intention is that I will review children’s books, aimed at the 5-10 year old section of the market initially. The hope is that it will spur me on to write more myself for pleasure. And more, it will suggest books for others which they might find interesting for their children, especially if to spurs on their creativity and inspires them, to really look at what is being said and evaluate it. What’s different is that I am trying to critically evaluate books for how much they inspire creativity as well as critical thinking in my own (and maybe other) children. What us middle age-er’s used to call Comprehension with a bit of Creativity thrown in for good measure. So the input will be mine at first with selected comments from my children but over time I hope that my children will themselves begin to write reviews.

Reading for pleasure starts earlier than you think for children, it starts with pictures and repetition. This helps them learn the language for what they are seeing, and just as importantly, feeling.

I’d welcome all ideas, pitches for books for me and mine to review and any thoughts you might have on how to improve this site. Go on – get in touch! #escapeintoatale hello@escapeintoatale.com

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