Preparing to Caterpillar

Previously I’ve talked about how much my family enjoys Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Tomorrow we’ll be able to share the love during Jumpstart’s fourth annual Read for the Record campaign, which encourages adults and children across the country to read  aloud the same book on the same day—this year it’s Carle’s classic picture book.

If you need a warm-up before the big event tomorrow, check out the video of Eric Carle talking about this campaign that supports early literacy.

For more on promoting literacy, check out the October 2009 Book Links article “Family Literacy.”

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About the Author:

Laura Tillotson was the editor of Book Links magazine from 2006 to 2011 and Booklist's Books for Youth editorial director from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Booklist she was an editor at Cricket and Spider magazines.

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