My ten-year-old daughter’s favourite book is one that sat on a shelf for two years, unread, because she didn’t like the look of it. It’s called Curse of the Spider King and she hates spiders. Eventually I read it myself and loved it so much that I bought the other books in the trilogy and began reading it aloud to her sister. My ten-year-old listened, was intrigued, picked it up for herself and devoured it! Now the whole trilogy is top of her favourite books list and she’s read them twice.
It got me thinking how many others books are sitting, unread, on the shelf because we don’t like the cover and we have started a reading challenge called ‘The Cover is not the Book’, inspired by a song from Mary Poppins Returns.Read More