Nzarah Trimmingham … What are you reading?

I’d like you all to welcome our very first guest to this new blog! Nzarah Trimmingham is the granddaughter of an author who happens to own a home on Bequia! Felicity Harley’s writing has been promoted numerous times on my other blogs (see here for her bio). This year, she visited Bequia over Christmas with the entire family, including granddaughter, Nzarah, who already happens to be an avid reader … no surprise there!

When I met Nzarah over sunset drinks at her grandparents’ house, I asked her the big question – What are you reading? She immediately launched into a very detailed explanation about a book, and I just knew that she had to be my first guest on this new blog.

So we decided (Nzarah’s grandmother and I) to organize a date for an interview at my house – an editorial meeting, if you will. And what do editors need for a high-powered meeting? Why, caffeine, of course! That was tea, for Felicity, coffee for me, and a rather large hot chocolate served in a latte cup and made with steamed milk from the espresso machine for Nzarah. Then we got down to business!

WayR: How old are you?
NT: I am three-and-a-half-years old.

WayR: And where do you live?
NT: In New York City, Harlem.

WayR: Do you go to school?
NT: I’m still on vacation, but I will be going back to San Jose Day Nursery in ten days.

WayR: What do you like most about going to school?
NT: They read books and play and I hang out with my friends.

WayR: What do you like about being on Bequia?
NT: EVERYTHING!!!

WayR: What are you reading and why do you like it?
NT: I’m reading Ada Twist, Scientist. Ada Twist makes thinkie things. Her parents worry about her because she asks so many questions.

Here’s Nzarah reading “Ada Twist, Scientist” in Dennis’s hammock.

WayR: What is your favourite book?
NT: TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO!!!!!! (And Nzarah immediately began to excitedly recite the book by heart …)

The other books Nzarah was reading that she brought to show me were But No Elephants by Jerry Smath and Popcorn by Frank Asch.

After Nzarah and Felicity left to go to the beach, I looked up Nzarah’s book online and discovered I was able to borrow it from the library as an eBook – so I did! As I was reading, I could understand Nzarah’s excitement with this book and why she wanted to tell me about it. I also found two other books by the same author that I borrowed and read. Now, thanks to Nzaarah, I’ve discovered a new author and books that I will be recommending to other readers, too!

Links to all books:
By Andrea Beaty – Ada Twist, Scientist
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
But No Elephants
Popcorn

Please do comment below about this post or any of the books mentioned in it, but save your own current reads for future posts. If you wish to tell us what you are reading, go to the Contact Page. Thanks!

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Author: islandeditions

A Canadabbean author and book publisher, sharing her time between Canada and the Caribbean, who also reads and cooks...

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