February 14th is International Book Giving Day. I wanted to give books to children in the family and to special friends but somehow it didn’t seem enough. I also wanted to give to children who aren’t surrounded by books in the home or to schools or nurseries in deprived areas that don’t have so many books. Then I read Carmen Haselup’s account of setting up The Rainbow Library.
It was great to send Carmen some books for The Rainbow Library. I hope the children enjoy Dig, Dig, Digging and Zoom, Rocket, Zoom.
It also gave me a lot of pleasure to give the following books;
To my daughter’s best friend – a Katie story with some of my favourite painters including Monet and Degas.
To my six year old niece – a classic, favourite story from my childhood. A pictorial retelling of the story for younger children by Usborne books.
To my three year old niece – another classic favourite told pictorially, also published by Usborne books.
To my daughter – a rhyming romp through the ocean, I have given this lovely book to several children as a present.
and The Fairytale Hairdresser – Cinderella. I have already read it several times today and it was tonight’s bedtime story.