You know me, I’m a sucker for anything that makes a child open a book and see what’s inside. So, when I heard about Easyjet’s Library in the Sky I nearly wept! What a brilliant idea. On various flights this Summer, at the front of every middle seat will be a free book for your child to read. There are also extracts on the website, so if you are mega organised you can have a look what might be on offer before you fly. http://www.easyjet.com/en/bookclub
Now in reality I know it’s not going to make much of a difference, as most kids (and parents) look forward to a guilt free few hours on the i-pad whilst in the air. It’s the one time when your happy for them to binge on Peppa Pig and everything above. Me included. However, maybe just having a book in front of them that is free of charge, might just encourage some to at least open the cover, and see that books aren’t the enemy and aren’t ‘boooring.’ They’ve been chosen by Dame Jaqueline Wilson so come with a huge stamp of approval by someone who knows a good book when they see one, and you can catch her new book on the website too. A lot of them have been turned into films, so a quick chat about what they’ve seen might be a good way to encourage them to start reading.
I’m really hoping that the books get looked after, and aren’t destroyed by the second week of the holidays. Wouldn’t it be great if the idea inspired someone to sit by the pool and read – and you could get the cheeky beer in after all.
Happy holidays everyone!!