Sunday, 25 July 2010
Bubbles or Books?
OVERHEARD in The Works (mother to child, yesterday): "What do you want a book for? Buy some bubbles instead.”
Now I know many people don’t regard The Works as a proper bookshop, but it does sell books, so why would you take a child there to spend their pocket money and not let them buy a book?
And what kind of mother discourages their child from reading?
Don’t get me wrong, I like bubbles – but they’re no substitute for a good book.
Which would you rather have?