I was pulling on my wellingtons, at the back door, for a dose of leaf sweeping, when my eight year old son called out "Mum, what does persuade mean?".
"Sort of ' to make someone choose to do something , by telling them things." , I replied distractedly, my mind already on where I'd left the rake.
Later, while putting away his homework, my eyes fell on the book report.
Last question : 'What would you tell a friend to persuade them to read this book?'
Answer: ' If you read this book I will give you five Euros. If you don't read this book, I will punch you in the face.'