Monday, 27 January 2014

Things I Like ... Anthony Browne's 'Things I Like'

Welcome to a new regular blog feature, Things I Like ... each week, or every now and then whenever I damn well feel like it, I'll be telling you about some things that I like. It's as simple as that really. Music goodness will come headed with 'Matt Henshaw Recommends ...' and gardening will be covered in 'Henshaw's Horticultural Blog' but I have so much love, energy and positivity right now that I want to share it with the rest of the world.

As this is the first blog I'd like to share with you the inspiration behind the name for it, and my favourite book as a child, and still my favourite book now. I often go back and read its twelve pages from time to time just to remember being a little monkey and how much I enjoyed hide and seek, being with my friends and going to parties.

As an introduction to reading, this book can't be matched, the illustration, simplicity and positivity it encapsulates is second to none, and it's definitely the reason I got into animals, monkeys and, probably later down the line, Oasis and Supergrass, perhaps. I'll put the onus down to my mum who's purchases of this, Sainsbury's First Atlas and Sainsbury's Children's Encyclopedia one afternoon doing the family big shop set me up for life as an inquisitive little monkey. Still am just that, only a little bigger than I was back then.

Also, this book serves as an inspiration for the forthcoming 'Tippy The Cat Stories' Level 1 reading series ... but I'll tell you more about that when the time comes.

Peace & Love,
Matt Henshaw x

PS. keep listening, EP coming out in March, digital, vinyl and CD, by the way ...

Some more Things I Like ...
Yorkshire Tea
Tippy The Cat
Khan Academy
Apple Cider Vinegar

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