The Little Interview: Sir David Jason / by jen outlaw

One of the very first gentlemen to take to the throne in the Me Books recording studio was Sir David Jason, aka, Del Boy. The well known personality injects Ladybird's Robinson Crusoe, The Old Woman and her Pig and The Elves and the Shoemaker with charisma, charm and guffaws a plenty. Here's a little Q&A with Sir David Jason himself.

Describe yourself as a child in 5 words.
Poor, but almost always happy

Do you remember Ladybird Books from when you were a child?
I definitely remember Ladybird Books from when I was a child but only vaguely remember owning one.  I seem to remember being more into comics and loved all the super hero comics and film fun.

What was your favourite book as a child?
I used to have an illustrated copy of Treasure Island and I loved the escapism and exotic background to this lovely, adventure story which, as a child, seemed to be so exciting.

Why do you think it’s so important for children to enjoy reading and why?
Apart from the fact that reading is a tool for getting along in life, I think it is desperately important for fuelling a child’s imagination.  A well told story for a child opens up all kinds of visions and adventures and, in this noisy world that we live in, gives children their own space to explore their own thoughts.

What do you like most about the Me Books app?
The Me Books app offers a modern way of engaging children in books and being interactive with a story and yet still keeps legacy of traditional Ladybird stories.