Hello, I'm Diara but you can call me Dee :-)
I live in fair Verona with my husband and our 3 year old boy. I organise playgroups in English for young children and their parents. I teach primary school children too.
I'm always looking for books to read to my son and to use during my lessons. Parents also ask all the time where to buy English books and what title is best.
That's how I came across Usborne two years ago.
I literally jumped on the opportunity to join. Free and discounted books? It sounded like a dream come true.
My husband thinks I buy too many nooks but don't trust his judgement on this one. One can never have too many books right? Plus seeing the joy on children's face when they find a book they love is trully priceless.
I fell in love with books and English as a little girl in France. I wanted to speak English as well as my Finnish godmother. I still remember the opening song from the language course my mom had bought me. “Come with me, come tonight...”
Books have been absolutely essential to my mastering English. Internet and dvds only arrived when I was in my late teens.
It's now easier than ever to have access to English materials but nothing beats a good book, especially for children.
That's the reason why I'm on a mission to give every child in Europe access to quality English books. I can't do it on my own and I need you!
Mob: +39 334 177 8590