The Rights of the Reader, by Daniel Pennac (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Sarah Hamp Adams (Translator)
Whilst in the process of planning a workshop on reading for pleasure I reacquainted myself with this wonderful book, by Daniel Pennac.
The Rights of the Reader is a great reminder about what we should and should not subject children to when requiring them to read. This is a funny and inspirational book for both teachers, parents and anyone who cares about children and reading. It is a witty reminder about why we read and what can put us off entirely, turning reading into a punishment, and the book into a tool of torture.
Paperback – Illustrated, published on 02 October 2006