Yesterday I was intending to meet some staff of a children's Library in La Spezia to see if it's possible to organize a reading for children but when I reached the place I found it was closed due to a not specified reason. Anyway the lights were on and I could see inside through the windows ... I saw a colourful warm place with red and orange tables, green, blue and pink chairs and the walls full of books ordered in wooden shelves... but what I enjoyed most standing outside, was reading some sentences on wallpapers hanged on top of the shelves, sentences that underline the pleasure of reading, a clear invitation about discovering the joy of reading. And because we are involved in supporting reading as a very important need for everyone I want to share these sentences here.
Rospo che legge diventa re = Toad who read becomes a King
Chi legge guarda lontano= Who read can see far
Chi legge ascolta la musica della vita = Who reads listen to the music of life
Esci dal gregge e bruca un bel libro = Go out of the flock and browse on a good book.
Chi legge vola alto= Who read flies high
Chi legge non ha paura= Who read doesn't fear
Chi legge non è mai solo= Who read is never alone
Tenera è la notte con un libro per sognare = Sweet is the night with a nice book to dream
Chi legge ha sete di sogni = who read is thirsty of dreams
Chi legge viaggia con la mente = Who read travels with the mind
Chi legge cerca pace =Who read looks for peace
Chi legge non si fa lavare il cervello=Who read never allows a brainwash
I discovered that Fatatrac Publisher distributes these wallpapers, I thought why don't ask writers and illustrators to write /illustrate their own sentence on how is reading...for them trying to find nice and stimulating metaphoras.