Did you know that October 7th (that's tomorrow!) is Read for the Record Event? This exciting campaign brings children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes and communities all over the world! This is the first time I have heard about this event, but last year, more than two million children read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
And this year ... [drumroll] ... children and their parents and teachers are being asked to read Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day together. I am thrilled by this choice of classic children's story, as it is a book I loved when I was a kid!
If you are interested in this event and would like a chance to win your own copy of The Snowy Day (together with a "Peter" doll), then you should head on over to
http://www.afrugalfriend.net/2010/09/oct-7th-read-for-the-record-event-wthe-snowy-day-childrens-book-giveaway-5-winners. You can also sign up to Pledge to read The Snowy Day book to a child on Oct 7th. Contest deadline is midnight (central time) on Thursday, October 7th. Have fun reading The Snowy Day tomorrow (and, hopefully, for many days to come)!