What books did you read when you were a child?
Oh, so many! Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Prince and the Pauper, Alice in Wonderland, everything by Roald Dahl... I could go on.
If you could be a storybook character who would you be?
Winnie the Pooh. I thoroughly approve of his lifestyle.
What is the best thing about reading?
Escaping into another world.
What is your all-time favourite book?
This might be an impossible question to answer! I'm really not sure. At the moment it's a bit of a tie between Anna Karenina and 100 Years of Solitude.
Other than reading books what is the most important thing to help develop their children’s communication skills?
I think creating safe spaces within which we can engage children in conversations about things they love (and hate!) - while still encouraging them to have their own opinions - helps to cultivate active, curious minds that aren't afraid to articulate aloud their feelings.
Furthermore, by Tahereh Mafi is out now. Tahereh lives in America and can usually be found over caffeinated and stuck in a book.