Aren't these neat-looking rocks? They lay in front of Seoul's largest bookstore, Kyobo (kyo-bo). According to my husband, the rocks say, "People make books. Books make people."
Very deep and philosophical! But it's so true! We as writers and publishers are trying to compose great stories and get them into the hands of children. But why? Because books help shape people into the person they become. This was a great reminder for me. Sometimes I'm so wrapped up in getting my story perfect, that I forget about the end result--the child reading my story!
This past week I've been reading The Kite Flyers by Linda Sue Park to my 8 year old son. His facial expressions are so precious. It's been wonderful cuddling and remembering why I'm writing. So grab or borrow a kid this week and read some quality books that will "make people."
Announcements: Thanks to all of you who are following the new GROG BLOG, that I'm a part of. My debut will be this Wednesday, and I'll send out a reminder and link. And we're giving away lots of prizes, so I hope you're following and can catch the announcements soon. Sorry this post is so short; but I just started a freelance project through the beginning of May that has me very busy. But if I keep my thoughts on the children who will result, it's worth the work!
Now get back to making books :)
Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!