Thank you, Kristina for joining us today.
Tell us about a favorite book you read as a child or teenager.
I loved Tolkien, also Roald Dahl, and The Famous Five. I loved things with a little bit of adventure in them.
Are there any books that really made an impression on you?
The Little Rocking Horse, because I won it as a prize for writing a short story at school. Though the story was sweet, it was the fact I had won this for something I had done.
You have a couple of beautiful children. Have you read anything to or with them that became favorites?
I love the modern picture books. Things like The Gruffalo, there is colour and again a hint of an adventure about them. Now my daughter is 12, she is a real bookworm. She loves stories with content. Perhaps, harking back to those days when Witch on the Broom, Farmer Duck and Gruffalo use to be her all time favourites.
How about your son?
My son LOVED Donna Dillon’s, Why Did It Have to Rain Today.
Do you think you have succeeded in giving your kids the reading bug?
My kids were given some money from a relative. They both wanted to go into a bookstore and spend it on books.
What is your advice as to the best way to get children or teenagers to read?
Never tell a child ‘you won’t like that it is too ….’ Let them experiment to see what they like. Encourage children to choose their own books.
Thanks Kristina. Before you leave, please share with us your latest book.
Don't look out in the garden or under the bed,
Just open the pages and soon you will find,
That the Plot Bunny's here; now what's on (his or your) mind?
The Plot Bunny's mission is to encourage imaginative children's writing, so that they may become the next bob-tailed generation of authors.
The Plot Bunny links
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