Suffolk: Top reader Laurie Shaw, six, devoured 125 books this summer

Laurie Shaw read 125 books as part of his reading challenge

Laurie Shaw read 125 books as part of his reading challenge - Credit: Sonya Duncan

For many parents, persuading their child to read more books is the stuff of nightmares, but one boy is so obsessed with reading, his mum struggles to get him into school in the morning.

Laurie Shaw, six, of The Heywood, Diss will read “anything and everything,” his mother Shona, 38, said – and this summer he completed a staggering 125 books as part of a summer reading challenge organised by Diss library.

Such is his passion for literature, he will even pick up more adult books in the toilet offering advice on how to talk to girls, which has resulted in his parents having to vet the material he has access to. And he will often lay on his bed at night reading when he should be getting some shut-eye, which led to Mrs Shaw leaving a book on his bed in the morning instead.

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