Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Reading is for Idjits! - a bookwrap

We live in a world that is full of words, signs and books.  Print is everywhere for us to read and understand.  In order to be able to function as a knowledgeable, responsible citizen of this planet it is imperative to know how to read those printed words.   Sadly that privilege is not offered to all of us   which is such a tragedy. Reading is so important for each and every person to live a richer and more fulfilled life. Today's book sheds light on the sadness when we in the free world, who have every opportunity to be totally literate, refuse that gift and honour.  


"Reading is for Idjits!"

Authored by W. W. Rowe and Illustrated by Charles A. Fillius

Unwrapping some illustrations to enjoy...

About the book...

This book has a very positive and inspiring message for kids, especially to reluctant readers and particularly boys.  Many kids find reading boring and do not want to even give it a try because let's face it technology and movies etc. are so much more action-packed and entertaining right?  But the very people who produce and create these technological marvels have to know how to read to get those experiences out to the public.

Martin and Morton are identical twins but when it comes to their perspective on reading it is like night and day.  Martin (nicknamed Smarty Marty) is an avid reader and overachiever while Morton (nicknamed Morton the Moron) thinks reading is dumb and why should he even bother.  Morton's mantra is, "Reading is for idjits!"

Morton finds out the hard way that perhaps he underestimated the power (and safety) of being able to read the words that surround him daily.  He discovers that reading is not only beneficial to himself but can be used to help others around him too.  Luckily Morton lives in a loving family who encourages him to read and cares enough for him to make that happen.

It is a reading success story that will show kids just how important reading is.  It is written with humour and love and will be well received by kids as opposed to a well-meaning nagging parent or teacher.   It would be a perfect fit for a classroom and read aloud for beginning readers.  I highly recommend this book.   

About the author...

W.W. Rowes lives in Sedona, AZ with his artist-writer wife Eleanor. He received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from NYU, where he taught Russian and comparative literature. His publications includes seven volumes of literary criticism and numerous children's stories.W. W. Rowe is the author of seven books about Russian literature and numerous children's stories. He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Sedona, Arizona, with his wife, Eleanor, and their imperious dachshund, Princess Ozma.

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