Wednesday, April 23, 2008

World Book Day

William Shakespeare who was baptised on 26th April is believed to have been born on 23rd April 1564. His works include 37 plays, including comedy, Tragedy and Historical alongwith Poems, sonnets. A brief listing exposes his imaginative style of writing, rich in language literature and imagination. This is the day when all over the countries, "World Book Day" is celebrated. (Also Copyright Day) A lot is said on Shakespeare on the web but here is Kidsfreesouls Literature page that you may look forward for more updates. Also, I enjoy reading Shakespeare Sonnet a Day and am sure, you will like to get the same in your mail box.

I have a couple of Shakespeare books but the most easier for children and a must in Library shelf are Cherrytree books "Shakespeare for Everyone" by Jennifer Mulherin and Illustrations by George Thompson (As You Like It (Shakespeare for Everyone Series)). If Shakespeare plays are performed in the classroom, children understand the story and its character. These books describe the play's characters, story along with illustrated pictures and supportive maps and explanations.

I got all the Shakespeare easy to read quotes for children in the library. Also, kids refer the Quotations books and write down quotes in their scrap books. We have a number of books for quotes but if you need to buy a copy for reference read, I recommend Oxford Reference - The concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations with over 9000 quotations from nearly 2000 authors. The best is the keyword index to trace quotations and their authors. You will find 30 pages of Shakespeare quotes in this book.

Encourage kids for reading and writing. It is important for a child to read to better understand writing on topics and also computing. This World Book Day, Spread the message of 'Reading' and join Swagat Children Library World reader's club. Send your book reviews anywhere you are in the world. Enjoy!

- ilaxi patel
Editor, Kidsfreesouls.com
Newspaper for kids with resources for parents and teachers

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