A Little goes a long way

A Little goes a long way
David Carey, spokesperson for the Bord Gáis Energy Little Readers campaign Picture: Fergal Phillips

The Little Readers initiative is going from strength to strength in its third year

David Carey’s earliest memories feature scarecrows and witches, and girls in red slippers. Was his childhood a constant round of Halloween parties and trips to the zoo? No, but the characters from his favourite book, The Wizard of Oz, were brought to life for him through reading.

“My mother read it to me,” he says. “And so did my first grade teacher, Ms McKay. I’ll never forget her. She spent a half hour every...

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