I’ve been reading a lot of blogs about reading to children and teaching children to read in the last few weeks. And it has made me think of this.
From Daniel Pennac’s essay Comme un Roman. This version is illustrated by Quentin Blake who illustrated all the Roald Dahl books so his style will be easily recognisable to many.
I’m going to print this up and put it up above the girls book shelves.
The original is in French, and as is usual with translations, the original reads better, so if you read French then here is the annotated version on Wikipedia.