Does anyone else do this?
I was flying round a well known supermarket chain quickly before work this morning. While waiting for Milo’s prescription and trying to decide what we should eat for dinner, I spotted this in the books section.
I bought it purely because the character has the same name as my son. My Milo is of course, far too young to read it, but I have this ridiculous urge to ensure that he has every book with his name in, ever, in his book case ready for when he can read them. I myself will of course read it. It looks funny and like a good read, but in all honesty it was in the basket before I’d even read the blurb so who knows what sort of dubious quality Milo books my child will have to read as he gets older.
Does anyone else have an odd compulsion to buy books just because they have their child’s name in them? Please say it’s not just me!
And also, the cover illustration is by Nick Stearn who I used to work with… it’s really fun to look at who designed the cover artwork of a book and then think “oh, I knew that person, I used to work with him.”