Wednesday, January 21, 2009
THE BOOK IS THE BEST TRANPORTATION DEVICE...........
This from The Boston Globe.
Part of an interview with Peter H. Reynolds, (pic-Boston Globe), a man who wears many hats. He is a children's author and illustrator. He helps run a family-owned bookstore in Dedham called the Blue Bunny. He is the cofounder, with his twin brother, Paul, of FableVision, an educational media firm that creates websites, games, animation, software, and books for children.
Q. There is a lot of concern about children losing the habit of reading books. Do you share that concern?
A. Well, I own a bookstore, and when kids come into contact with books, I see them loving them. But I think we have to be a little more passionate about getting books to children - which includes putting books in our own hands. I see a lot of parents not reading, but instead spending hours and hours on computers. It sends a strong message to kids that books are not important. The book is still the best transportation device to take us through time, to new worlds and ideas. Once you've tasted it, it's hard to give it up. I think we just need to give kids more opportunities to taste it.
Read the full story at the Boston Globe online.