Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children.
I didn't start working on children's books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. I think the best way for children to treasure reading is for them to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure.
I was born in Philadelphia and currently live in Minneapolis. I write for both children and adults.
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