Thursday, 16 June 2016

Hello Teddy, Hello Dolly

Rosie already has a basket of books, and gets regular books from the library. Liz was very excited to show me these two which arrived in the post in recent weeks.

These are Rosie's first two books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Yes, you did read that correctly.

DP believes that all children have the right to access to books, whatever their household income or situation. Southwark Council has linked to the Dollywood Foundation, to promote this scheme, for all children born in the Borough between December 2015 and December 2016. So that includes our Rosie!
The first book to arrive was Peter Rabbit, which included a letter from Dolly printed on the flyleaf - and an encouragement to the children to follow their dreams. 
So try to be the first one up the mountainThe highest flying dreamer in the skyAnd try your best to be an inspirationTo others that are still afraid and shyAnd try to make the most of every momentIf you fail, get up and try againTry each day a little harderIf you never try, you never win


I think it is a lovely idea - I know Rosie's parents [and the rest of her family] will encourage her to read - but I am glad that other children will have this opportunity too, whose families may not feel able to include books in their household budgets. Thanks, Dolly!


  1. How lovely and what a super photograph. Rosie is gorgeous x

  2. Brilliant photo and I love the book idea.
    It might be Nana Sue sending baby Jacob books here I think!

  3. I love that! How kind of Dolly! Rosie will be a super reader! I am sure of it!

  4. What an absolutely precious picture of Rosie with her book!


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