So far I really like the continuity from the original - I think Kate Saunders has been spot on WITH much added humour. She really brings out the crotchety, very proud Psammead who appears to have no tact at all. I've already come across a great line I'm tempted to use when he meets a young soldier who he plainly feels is beneath him: 'I've no idea why the universe has introduced us'.
Did have a little chuckle at this one. I was reading in the middle of the night which I've always done if I wake up. I find it's better than lying awake thinking I should be asleep! This doesn't happen very often but I've always used reading to immerse myself in and relax. I really do, I think, escape into a book and that bit in Neil Gamain's speech about the power of fiction is ALL about enabling children to do the same. We have to give them that gift because it is a gift they're entitled to. I even managed to take the Count of Monte Cristo onto the labour ward though don't remember reading much of it after a while !! Will always make sure I have enough reading material wherever I go and recently, having been stuck in a few major traffic jams on the A14 I have my kindle in my bag because...you never know when you can escape with a book. This is what all our children need-can be on a kindle, tablet or book itself but they all deserve that escape.