Well, there’s been a lot of bad news of late. I think we are all overdue to have some FUN for a change and right on cue, famous Bollywood actress and celebrity, Shilpa Shetty, has come to our rescue. God bless her.
During an interview, she commented on the decision by Indian authorities to include Harry Potter books as part of the school syllabus. She thought it was a great idea and threw in a suggestion or two of other books that would be a boon to young minds. (see picture below).
Inspired by her views on Little Women and Animal Farm, the internet wags have been a bit merciless in developing the theme of books that should be included in the reading programs of our children. Here are some great suggestions;
Fifty Shades of Grey – an amazing colouring book. Children will love it.
The Life of Pi – should be read by all children as it will enhance their mathematical skills.
Mein Kampf – is a nice guide on camping and other outdoor activities.
The Hobbit – is good. All children should be encouraged to develop good hobbits.
Anyway, this squirrel pondered over the books in his library to see what books I might recommend too. I came up with the following;
Gone with the Wind – learning about the fury of Nature and the power of tornados.
Stephen King’s IT – Never too young to start learning about computers.
The Maze Runner – sharpen your child’s mind with this giant book of crosswords, puzzles and mazes.
The Name of the Rose – introduce your child to the wonders of gardening and horticulture with this guide book to the hundreds of rose species.
V for Vendetta – the classic children’s alphabet book but with an updated and relevant twist. (A is for Apple Inc., B is for Brexit…….. Z is for Zika)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – teaching children about different career choices for when they grow up.
But totally, totally NOT RECOMMENDED is Moby Dick.
Perhaps, dear readers, you have other books that you might suggest?