Friday, 18 July 2014

Sitting on a book

Amy found a very interesting article about fifty "book benches" that will be installed in London to promote reading. It's called "Books About Town." After the event, the benches will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust. The artwork was executed by various artists and each is a masterpiece.

Here are some examples of benches, which I found by googling, inspired by Amy's email. Thanks so much, Amy, the whole thing is delightful!

We could play a little game, where you try to identify the books or authors and I'll update the post later by adding captions to each picture and also give you the link to the article so you can see all the benches. Ready?

Dr Seuss - Theodore Seuss Geisel

Sherlock Holmes stories - Sir Arthur Cowan Doyle

The Railway Children - E. Nesbit

How to Train You Dragon - Cressida Cowell

Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer

Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne

Bridget Jones Diary - Helen Fielding

Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf

1984 - George Orwell

On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

War Horse - Michael Morpurgo

The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling

The Librarian - Terry Pratchett

The benches will be all over London and can be seen here: Books About Town

[I'm updating the post on the iPad, in the comfort of my own bed...]