Reading to A's Class

Today, I had the opportunity to read "Happy to be Blu" to my eldest daughter's Year 2 class. It's always wonderful reading to a group of only children as I really get to hear their thoughts and reactions to the book. It was such a pleasure having them all completely engaged during the story reading. As soon as it was over, hands were raised and the brilliant questions ensued. Well, first was the amazement... "You're the author?!" Others, commented about how they were writing stories but only on paper. I told them that this was exactly how I started. I explained to them that around their age, I would write story after story and re-write drafts, similar to how they work at school. Subsequently, they were all eager to speak about their stories! Perhaps, we can inspire more kids to follow their dreams of writing!

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