Today is World Book Day. Across the country children have arriving at school dressed as characters from books. The funniest children I saw were on Twitter, mum had forgotten to craft costumes for her children so there they were in the photo, one small boy holding a hairdryer, one slightly older girl holding a toaster, both in their school uniforms, they were dressed as pages from the Argos catalog, hilarious. Perhaps next year they will take responsibility for their own costumes. In contrast, my son, who teaches English in Spain sent me a video recording of his 6 year old pupil, Juan giving a presentation, in English of his favorite book. The book in question was The Tiger who came for tea, by Judith Kerr. Now that is something he had to do for himself, and I must say he was word perfect.
I have recently bought a Kindle but I still adore Coffee table books, or at least books with pictures. My latest acquisition is – Shades of Grey by Kate Watson-Smyth. The book is packed with loads of beautiful visuals and discusses why the colour is so popular and takes the reader through how to choose the right shade of grey and how to use the colour to the best effect. I love the book as I knew I would. I am an avid reader of Kate’s blog – www.madaboutthehouse.com . Even if you think grey is a dull colour Kate will persuade you otherwise, I guarantee it.
Too see more of the books I love go to the archives and see my blog entry on coffee table books.