You know how you get quite a few annoying people walking along mindlessly, looking down, mobile in hand, earplugs on?
Well there is another species I discovered at Adelaide Writers’ Week this morning, and much less annoying.
Boys aged 8-12, holding Andy Griffith books, reading and walking at the same time! Andy, what have you done? You have turned our children into book munching zombie monsters. I saw one munch an entire book whilst waiting in line to have our books signed!
Andy was there for TWO HOURS, signing and having his photo taken with each child. I heard him say, ‘ I am here until the last book is signed!’ How awesome !
What a delightfully inspiring person, hilariously funny too. The kids clearly love him and his books.
So, to all those parents out there with reluctant readers, I say get them one of Andy’s books, and see what happens?
Andy self-published his books for ten years, before he was accepted with a publishing company. He has sold over 6 million books worldwide.
Below is the first in the Treehouse series. Our first Andy book! Review out soon.