This week is World Book Day on Thursday. Kyoshi wanted me to remind you of the importance of reading. As you know, reading early helps you build independence and self-confidence. It opens up a whole new world of understanding and comprehension. Reading helps you make more sense of the world around you too.
Martial arts Reading encourages you to read a little and often to get your imagination going and increase your vocabulary. Here’s your instructor favourites.
Renshi Howton: The Gruffalo
I like how its shows that even a tiny mouse can be brave and out whit big and stronger animals just to carry on with his journey and even when met with the Gruffalo he tricks him into letting him go.
I find that the book shows that even if your small you can overcome any challenges that lay ahead and use your words to get out of trouble. Especially if it means you’re their dinner.
Mr Joseph: The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe
I found the cardboard very interesting especially when Lucy went inside and found herself in the woods in snow as it reminded me of escape.
Shihan Davis: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dhal
I loved when he made the medicine and reading all the ingredients he used. I asked for a chemistry set for Christmas, so I could make potions just like George.
I would recommend the book “Mr Stink” by David Walliams. It’s a very funny book and gives us many lessons, including the fact that you don’t have to be rich or have a job to have a kind and loving heart.
Sensei Warwick: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
It tells the tale of a young orphan girl, adopted by foster parents in 1938 Germany.
I like it because of the beautiful tale it weaves, the characters are fantastic, the relationships that are created throughout the book stay with you, it tells the true fragility of War, whilst also telling a tale of children’s imagination.
Mr Sharpe: Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
I read this as teenager, again and again, every long summer holiday!
It’s an epic story of friendship and family, bravery and courage, loyalty, perseverance and indomitable spirit.
It reminds you that the smallest, quietest, most overlooked and seemingly inconsequential person can achieve great feats that others may be incapable of.
Kyoshi: James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
It tells the story of James, who likes to dream. He’s is clever, kind-hearted and ever-resourceful throughout his adventure in the giant peach. His plans save his friends’ lives on each occasion.