Very tasty and chewy words, with a side dish of beautiful illustrations and a dessert full of cuteness and ice cream!
If you haven’t eaten this book yet, then you need to Get Into Reading this weekend. Oliver Jeffers’ The Incredible Book Eating Boy is a timeless classic that I’d highly recommend for book eaters of all ages. (I also hear they are making a TV show of it soon called “The Great Irish Book Off”!)
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, September 29th, as we read The Incredible Book Eating Boy to children, adults and big kids!
And don’t forget: Oliver will be hosting a drawalong evening with Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey at 6pm tonight in Eason O’Connell St!
A didactic fable of self-esteem – set to the backbeat of Giles Andreae’s rhythmic text – Giraffes Can’t Dance tells the story of Gerald the giraffe, who learns that there’s nothing wrong with being different. Born with thin, crooked legs and seemingly unable to boogie to the jungle beat like the rest of the animals, Gerald is shunned from society. Thanks to the intervention of a friendly cricket, he realises that all animals can dance… some just need a different song.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, September 8th, as we read Giraffe’s Can’t Dance to children, adults and big kids!
The opening line of Lost and Found by Belfast-born illustrator Oliver Jeffers perfectly conveys the simplicity and quirkiness of the story that follows, involving a boy, a sad penguin, a trip to the South Pole and an unexpected friendship. So heartwarming it could melt a glacier!
And, of course, Oliver’s award-winning illustrations are the star of the show – cute, childish and full of expression.
Join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, August 18th, as we read Lost and Found to children, adults and big kids!
This week’s Get Into Reading book is a classic tale of brains over brawn: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
This beautifully-illustrated book depicts the intrepid mouse outwitting a variety of predatory animals. How? By casually mentioning that he’s waiting for his buddy, the (supposedly) fictional Gruffalo who just happens to dine on the likes of ‘scrambled snake’. Needless to say, the animals don’t wait around to become a monstrous hors d’oeuvre.
“Silly old snake, doesn’t he know?
There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!”
Or is there?
Join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am this Saturday (August 11th) to hear the story of a tiny, yet cunning, mouse navigating his way through the deep, dark wood.
I have always been drawn to David Melling’s beautiful style of illustrating, ever since The Kiss That Missed. With Hugless Douglas, he has created a timeless character who, put simply, you just want to hug. This particular tale follows Douglas as he wanders the countryside attempting to find a decent hug, be it large, tall, comfy or small. This picture book will delight kids of any age, and when they’re finished it, they can practice from the fantastic inventory of Hug Styles at the start of the book… My favourite of which is definitely the Unrequited Hug!
Join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, August 4th, as we read Hugless Douglas to children, adults and big kids!
What’s not to love and adore about a book that encourages adults to shout and roar about how Hungry Hungry Hungry they are and, through the clever use of repetition, encourages the younger beasts to start to learn, join in and roar too? Sharkey’s fantastically quirky style makes this book even more worthwhile, as the use of colour and text only adds to the madness and the mayhem of finding out who actually IS the hungriest animal of all!
Teaching two valuable life lessons – don’t boast too much and never get into a food argument with the Ravenous Beast – this book has a timeless quality that allows it to be reread over and over again to much hilarity. The more it is read, the more exaggerated andconfident you’ll find kids getting at playing the various animal roles. Love Love Love It!
Come join us in Eason stores all over Ireland at 11am on Saturday, July 28th, as we read The Ravenous Beast to children, adults and big kids!
Pledge your support to Eason’s Get Into Reading campaign and help us spread the gift of reading to children across the country. For every thousand names pledged, we’ll give an exclusive hamper of Eason Story Time books to a primary school chosen by a pledger!
To pledge your support, simply enter your name, city/town and county in the below form and click Pledge.
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Each and every pledge contributes to promoting awareness of the importance of reading to children and the special bond it creates between parent and child.
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Terms & Conditions
Get Into Reading is Eason’s countrywide campaign with children’s literacy at its heart. In response to eye-opening results from a major survey* on the nation’s reading habits, we’re aiming to both promote reading to young children and encourage adults to reappraise their love of reading.
To achieve this, we’re focusing on two central initiatives:
We’re asking everybody who believes in this cause to pledge their support online at www.easons.com/getintoreading. For every thousand names pledged, we’ll give an exclusive hamper of Eason Story Time books to a primary school chosen by a pledger! Click here to pledge your support.
2. Eason Story Time
Each Saturday at 11am in every Eason store in the country, we’ll read a specially selected children’s book to children and adults alike, so thousands of people can enjoy the same book at the same time in over 60 different locations! Make sure to check the Easons.com Blog and www.easons.com/getintoreading regularly for previews of each week’s book. See below for the books we’re reading over the first 20 weeks: