Not quite the same expression one of our lovely local librarians came out with when she was trying to find a book that wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Here’s the ‘clean’ version – ‘People can be quite annoying, they pick up a book intending to borrow it, change their mind and shelf it any just old where’. I think she was a little frazzled because some local primary school children had tested her patience earlier that morning. I heard from a friend who’d been there at the time, they’d been right little ‘know it alls’ and the teacher hadn’t been much use either lol
After not being able to find the book I was looking for she then tried to get me interested in ebooks – no luck there either lol. I’m trying to lose myself again I said, the words might be the same but they won’t appeal to me if they are written on a hard bit of plastic rather than a real book. My mother always said once I got my nose in a book I was lost to the world – somehow you can’t get your nose into a piece of plastic the way you can a real book. 🙂
It was those same words of my mum’s that popped into my mind when I came across this lovely little illustration on fb the other day. I asked ‘Mr G’ about the words and he told me they are from a lovely poem written by children’s author Julia Donaldson, who among many things was Children’s Laureate 2011-2013
Read these delightful words slowly and I bet you will have a knowing smile on your face by the end.
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