It’s a tricky thing, knowing where to begin. I have So Many Books that I’d like to share with you, but I’m really not sure which to speak about first!
So… I thought I’d give you a brief introduction to what I plan to do here instead.
Daughter is an avid reader – choosing books over toys time and time again… to the point where I donated my entire library in order to make space for hers*. Along the way, we’ve discovered some absolutely magical stories – tales which teach and entertain and comfort. There are books with beautiful illustrations, Books With No Pictures, and every so often, a wonderful book with no words at all.
I found myself recommending these stories to friends, other parents, playgroup leaders and eventually, our local early years forum. I seem to spend so long recommending books that it makes sense to gather mine and Daughter’s thoughts about what we’ve read in one place, so that in future, I can redirect anyone who asks.
For the longest time, I didn’t know what I was going to call this site. Nothing I came up with seemed to fit well, but eventually, I settled on ‘The Inquisitive Newt’ after reading a story from ‘Gordon, The Big Engine,’ to Son. Gordon gets stuck in a ditch and blows away ‘three tadpoles and an inquisitive newt’. Son proceeded to ask what a ‘quiltive newn’ was and, tongue in cheek, I told him he was. Slowly, my children became my inquisitive newts, and so did the site – a place full of books to inspire curious little minds.
I hope you find something you like!
*I did replace all of my books on e-reader, though!