Book recommendations by Guyon Espiner for The Sapling

Guyon Espiner talked to The Sapling about the books he reads to his child… Many great books in English and in Te reo!

My reading life with Nico began the day after she was born and would establish something of a pattern for my parenting: curious decisions based on limited information leading to surprising consequences.

 The first of my choices was uncontroversial: The Noisy Book. Big picture of a firecracker on one page. The firecracker goes boom on the facing page. Big picture of a drum. Ratta-tat-tat. You get the picture, in fact it’s indelible after the 27th reading.

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