The smallest Bird Watcher has been off school for a few days (slightly scuppering the plans that Mrs BW and I had for my few days off, but never mind) with man flu. He is not the worlds greatest reader, preferring to be read to or to listen to audio tapes. Yesterday,he started one of the books* he got for his birthday as his PSP gave him a headache. When Mrs BW went into see how he was this morning and I heard her say "Munch why have you started the book from the back?" It turned out that he enjoyed the book so much that he stayed up reading into the early hours and has almost finished it. We were both really pleased. We won't force either of them to read but its thrilling when they do and get so much pleasure out of it.
The Book was Born to Run by Michael Morpago.