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There was a boy called Thomas Mead
Who never ever learned to read.
"l wish you would!" his teacher sighed
"Why should l?" Thomas Mead replied.
The Tale of Thomas Mead (Bodley Head 0 370 30357 1, £3.25, January 1981) which is a positive and hilarious answer to `Why should I?' Pat says, `I liked the idea because both my children found reading difficult.' We are delighted to have Thomas Mead on our cover and Pat Hutchins in the Authorgraph (p. 14). For more see the Editor's Page in this issue.