‘It’s about inspiring everyone to read’

Local Kumon Instructor, Craig Cook, from the Brigg Kumon Centre is preparing to give away copies of a popular book, organised as part of World Book Night on Saturday March 5 G110222-2a

Local Kumon Instructor, Craig Cook, from the Brigg Kumon Centre is preparing to give away copies of a popular book, organised as part of World Book Night on Saturday March 5 G110222-2a

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A NATIONWIDE campaign to get as many people reading as possible is to kick off next week - and you can head to Brigg to get your hands on a free book.

Craig Cook, an instructor from the Brigg Kumon learning centre is preparing to give away copies of a popular book, organised as part of World Book Night on Saturday 5th March.

In what aims to be the largest book give-away ever, 20,000 book lovers will give away 1,000,000 adult books across the UK and Ireland on the inaugural World Book Night.

The title being given away at the Brigg Kumon Centre is called Stuart, A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters. Young readers at the Brigg Kumon Centre are encouraged to read a wide variety of titles from the Kumon Recommended Reading List aimed at helping students find books they will enjoy reading and advance their reading skills.

“It’s just a great way to inspire people to get reading,” said Craig.

“It is the true story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic, knife-wielding beggar whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison,” said Craig.

“If you like biographies, you won’t fail to be impressed with this well-written, poignant account. Told backwards, the writer gradually reveals the reasons for the subject’s chaotic lifestyle. I have just 48 copies to distribute to the general public so don’t expect they’ll last long.”

He continued: “As a Kumon instructor for Brigg, one of my roles is to support families in their reading, plus I’m very interested in books myself and I particularly enjoyed this title so I just felt that I had to get involved.”

“Our aim is to inspire children with a lifelong love of reading.”

“Children learn by example and If parents and other family members read and talk about books, the children will want to do the same, which is why I was so pleased to be chosen as one of the 20,000 volunteers selected to give away one of the 25 titles on the list.”

Craig added: “These books are available to everyone in the wider Gainsborough area, and I only have 48 copies to give away so I’m sure they’ll go quite quickly.”

Anyone wanting to receive a copy of the free title, can call in to the Brigg Kumon Centre at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Brigg on Tuesdays and Fridays between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

For more information call Craig on 01652 653345 or email brigg@kumoncentre.co.uk