A couple of weeks ago I was asked to become a World Book Day Champion this year.
A campaign has been set up to help us change our children’s future by sharing a story.
This campaign is bringing together some of the most influential people in the country this World Book Day to promote reading for pleasure – the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income.
I decided to share The Chronicles of Narnia with my children, this book was inspiring and inspirational to me.
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S.Lewis
When I was a child I loved any book that was put in front of me. I’ve always loved stories and I have fond memories of my mother reading to me as a child. However, of all the books I’ve read in my life and believe you me, there’s lots, I will always love The Chronicles of Narina by C.S.Lewis.
My mother had a huge library in our front room at home, there she had children’s fairy tales and stories. I was not allowed to mess around with the books, if I was in the library I was there to read.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe fascinated me. I read the book myself and I remember not being able to put it down. I lay on the chesterfield sofa all weekend reading, I am pretty sure I was around 7 years old.
This book was the start to my love of reading. This book introduced me to a World of magic and mystery. It also helped me to appreciate the tranquillity and peacefulness of reading a book.
To take part in this campaign all you have to do is share a picture using the hashtags – #ShareAStory #RhannwchStori today (Thursday, 7th March 2019)
Which book was inspirational to you as a child? Please let me know in the comment section below.