Wokingham Waterstones holding book reading for children on Saturday

Space Bugs and Selfies! will be read and fun activities avaialble

A SPECIAL reading of the children’s book Space Bugs and Selfies! will take place in the Wokingham branch of Waterstones on Saturday.

The book is written by Lex Genn, who said on his website: “I wrote this book after talking to a friend about something that happened to their six-year-old daughter.

“She’d come home from school, mortified because some other girls had said her thighs were fat. She was hurt and damaged by the experience. And I was shocked at how early body-shaming starts, especially for girls.

“I was bullied at school, so know just how much it hurts and the long-term effects. I wanted to tell all the little people that it didn’t matter how they looked, who they were or what other people said; especially my then three-year-old daughter.

“But all the books I found about body positivity and self-confidence were for older children. So, I wrote one. And I gave the story to parents and kids; and then to a fabulous illustrator called Simon Collins. And here we are.

Starting from 10am, there will also be fun activities for children to enjoy.”

Entry to the Peach Place store is free.

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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