The Two Steves

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The Two Steves

A good reminder that the 2 Steves, Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow are still doingt their thing...

The two authors have been doing collaborative work in children's literature and varied presentations for kids of different age groups in different countries for the past 23 years. Both being former teachers, they, however, chose to outgrow the classroom and emerge as self-styled missionaries with a common goal of inculcating the reading habit among kids in a high-tech world where books are being replaced by a whole lot of gadgets. They just want kids to nurture and carry forward the habit of reading books rather than accessing information with the click of a mouse.

"We write so children can read," says Barlow while Skidmore backs it up with an alarming statistic when he tells us that the average home in the UK has less than 10 books. "There are no books for children to read. Language is getting shorter, there are a lot more things to do than read and with the wide use of iPads and tablets, books are getting rarer," says Skidmore. In that light, the two Steves take it as a personal challenge to help increase literacy and reading levels in the country.

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