Today is the second Friday of Walker Books’ #FailureFriday campaign which is running throughout the month of June in support of the new-look Timmy Failure books. The aim of the campaign is to show children that failure is an option and to embrace, rather than fear, it.
Last week Matt Oldfield, Abi Elphinstone, Jeff Norton and Amy McCulloch shared their thoughts and experiences of failure [click here to read the full article if you missed it] and this week we’re joined by authors Stewart Foster, Caryl Hart and Thomas Taylor. Check out what they have to say about failure below:
Stewart Foster – author of The Bubble Boy, All The Things That Could Go Wrong and soon-to-be-published Check Mates
In Check Mates, Felix has to overcome his ADHD in order to improve his school grades, and succeed at chess. Of course, it’s not easy for him as his biggest fear is that of failure. Eventually I like to think he combats that fear, but also I believe the crucial time for him, and us, is to realise that the fun comes in trying to overcome our challenges, because the biggest failure is not to try at all.