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It’s all about reading

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I love these two little pictures that my daughter drew recently, just because she felt like it. I couldn’t agree more, it really is all about reading. I say time and again to the children I work with that my number one tip for being a good writer is being a good reader. To keep reading widely and openly and strangely, it’s even helpful to read bad books because you can ask yourself why they don’t work and how you could write something better.

As for my daughter’s second picture, it reminds me of Emilie Buchwald’s words: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. A child can never, ever be too young to start reading to them. By the same token, you can never be too old either. I still adore being read to 🙂

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