Nice to see The Gruffalo as the mummys’ favourite children’s book, though honestly you haven’t experienced the book properly until it’s been read out by either a) a distinguished Trinity academic or b) a group of so-cool-yet-so-delighted teenagers. But, honestly – leaving aside the fact that no one seems to have asked fathers whether they read to their kids – why is it that mothers who answered the survey as ‘yes’ are described as mothers who ‘read to their children’ whereas mothers who answered ‘no’ are described as mothers who ‘claim they are too busy’ (my italics)? Honestly!
And my favourite food is Gruffalo Crumble!
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Writer. Creative writing teacher. Tea-drinker. Book junkie.
Author of nine novels for young adults published by Poolbeg Press: Dear Diary... (2000), Being Her Sister (2001), Memories (2002), Stereotype (2003), Good Girls Don't (2004), Afterwards (2005), That Girl (2007), Big Picture (2008), Every Summer (2009). Website lives here.
One of the founders and directors of the Big Smoke Writing Factory, which provides creative writing courses and workshops for aspiring and developing writers in Dublin.
Takes her tea with milk, no sugar.
Fond of: children's & young adult fiction, history, feminism, gifted education, yoga, TV shows on DVD, chocolate, comedy, Twitter.
Blogging sporadically (a word which inevitably reminds her of Clueless) about: books, randomness, writing, teaching, and books again.
Once described by the Irish Times thusly: "....she comes across as Hermione Granger with a playful streak."
Often described by many people thusly: "...mildly insane."
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