The Kyobo Rocks
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 :)
3/17/2014 12:22:06 am
So true that "people make books and books make people." Really it's at the root of what we do, isn't it? For PB writers especially, I think, we hope that something in our words helps make sense of the world for someone, helps them feel more a part of it and find their place in it. Looking forward to your Wednesday debut :)
Those rocks are indeed a beautiful reminder of why we write. I'm still at that lucky stage in life where my kids still like to be read to - even the 13 year old. Come to think of it, I still love to be read to, as my daughter sometimes does. Thanks for another quality post!
3/17/2014 03:10:26 am
They certainly are neat and what they represent, how true. Looking forward to reading your piece on GROG, Tina. Your a busy lady!
3/17/2014 04:03:34 am
3/17/2014 06:20:43 am
So true. Thanks for sharing a bit of your world today. Happy writing!
3/21/2014 01:28:19 am
Love the rocks and the words, Tina!
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!