From my twitter followers, an author Dad who writes books for kids in the very affordable Kindle format. I love books, can’t bear to part with them if they were good, and am totally out of shelf space. So, I’ve switched to reading electronic books- they’re less expensive to purchase and storage is a non-issue.
While I would never recommend that a child’s books ALL be in the electronic format, it does open up a whole new arena of kids literature that might not otherwise be available. Think how many children’s classics started out as bedtime stories- the Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, and I’m sure many others I can’t think of right now. Besides, not every pleasurable reading experience has to be a literature classic- there’s certainly a place for reading for fun, and that’s what this author is all about, by his own admission.
Don’t own a Kindle- no problem. There’s a free kindle app for both PC and MAC that you can put on your laptop or desktop, and of course there’s a kindle app for the iPad as well.
Funtastic Tales is a compilation of three Kindle books written by Fun London. In the author’s own words: “I like to write stories that are fun, that have action, that entertain, that make us laugh and remind us that life can be an adventure.” All three books have received solid 5 star parent reviews on Amazon, so you know these stories are truly enjoyable. [NOTE: If you make a purchase through the link on this page, I make a commission from Amazon, and that seems fair to me.]
If reading on a laptop or Kindle gets kids to read more, I’m all for it, and I’d suggest it might be worth a try if you’ve got a reluctant reader. The app is free, the books relatively inexpensive and it all might just help to get that child reading.