(What the adults thought)
The Treasure Man
My friend sent me two copies of your book Treasure Man this week.
I have two boys, my oldest is 7. His whole life he has only wanted to read fact books. That’s not an exaggeration. He will not allow any kind of novel to be read to him. Narnia? Nope. Famous five? Nope. Harry Potter? Nope. ANY classic or ANY book with chapters NOPE!
So when we received your book we thought we’d try again. He snuggled in beside me and seen as wrestling was in the first page it grabbed his attention. He then did not let me put it down. He LOVED it. When we finished he said ‘Let’s read it again mum!’
What’s more I was looking at a book about advent this morning he asked about it then went away, he came back and said ‘Actually, can you read it to me mum?’
Can I just thank you for your book. It’s obviously shifted something in his mind. I also learned so many renewed lessons from reading it. It was engaging, emotional and really meant so much to me to read it to my son.
Linda Hoskins - Artist, Edinburgh. Linda Hoskins Art