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.
Starting from 10am, there will also be fun activities for children to enjoy.”
Entry to the Peach Place store is free.