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24-Hour Giveaway: Help Spread the Word and Read for the Record!

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 17, 2009 · 206 comments

Very Hungry Caterpillar Read for the Record Jumpstart

Walmart is partnering with Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign this fall, and you can too! On October 8, 2009, join me in reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and help set a world record!

Children's literacy is an important issue because it lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Millions of children from low-income families have limited access to age-appropriate books at home, and Jumpstart is committed to making a difference in the lives of these children.

Join Jumpstart and Walmart in this year's Read for the Record campaign:

  • Take the pledge today to read this beloved children's book -- to your own kids or even at your library or community center -- on October 8th.
  • If you don't yet have a copy, pick up a commemorative edition at Walmart, where all proceeds from the book sales between now and October 8th will go directly to Jumpstart.
  • Join the Twitter party on September 24th from 8-10pm. Every 100th Tweet using the hashtag #jumpstart will receive a free copy of the book!

And be sure to check out these fun The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities to go along with your reading as well!

For your chance to win a copy of the commemorative edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, tell me what your favorite children's book is.

While The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my most favorite books to read with my kids (we have both the board book and the regular edition), my favorite book as a child was The Little Red Hen. Sadly, my childhood copy was destroyed when our basement flooded, but my mom bought me the same edition off eBay as a Valentine's Day gift a few years ago, and my kids love to read it with me as well now.

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Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What is your favorite children's book?

2. Go take the pledge to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar on October 8th. Come back and leave me a separate comment once you've made your pledge!

3. Tweet the following, and be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Join @DealSeekingMom and pledge to Read for the Record on October 8th: http://tinyurl.com/readfortherecord #jumpstart

Prize:
(1) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

This giveaway ends tomorrow, September 18th at noon EST. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 206 comments }

1 maria September 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

and I took the pledge

2 Jessica September 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

We always had fun with "There's a Monster at the End of this Book" starring Grover.

3 Briana September 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Our favorite book right now to read with our 4-year-old is "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess. He loves finishing the rhyming sentences!

4 Jess September 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

My favorite childrens book is Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing!! My kids love Brown Bear

5 Penny September 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm

My favorite to read to the class is "Morris's Disappearing Bag." A fantastic Christmas story.

6 Trish September 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

My son's favorite book is The Polar Express.

7 Cathy September 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm

My favorite is Goodnight Moon.

8 Cathy September 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Made a pledge

9 Dixon September 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm

My favorite book to read to my kids is The Giving Tree, by
Shel Silverstein.

10 Sunny September 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm

My favorite childrens books is Moon Cake by Frank Asch. I read it as a child and was one of the very first I bough for my son after he was born.

11 Michelle M September 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Favorite kids' book: The entire Mother Goose collection (The Frog Prince, the Little Red Hen, Godilocks and the Three Bears, etc).

12 Kristin T. September 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I have always loved Charlottes Web. I still do at 30!

13 Kirsten September 17, 2009 at 5:03 pm

My favorite kids' book was the Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. THANKS!

14 Michelle September 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Favorite Children's Book: Marvin K Moony Will You Please Go Now?

15 Michelle September 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I just pledged to read this book. I don't have one, but my friend has 2, so I'll borrow one of hers.

16 Tina September 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Reading to the classroom, I like "Miss Nelson is Missing"

17 TARA! September 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I love Goodnight Moon! I read it when I was younger and read it now to my daughter.

18 Lori Z. September 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash!

19 judy brittle September 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

My all time favorite kids book was the Poky Little Puppy. I just loved that Little Golden Book. Thank you!

20 polly September 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

my favorite book is a golden book......the poky little puppy. an all time favorite!

21 judy brittle September 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I took the pledge.

22 Jill W September 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

She loves all of the Olivia books - especially Olivia forms a band, thanks!

23 judy brittle September 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm
24 Lori Z. September 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm

I pledged

25 Jill W September 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm

I took the pledge!

26 Jill W September 17, 2009 at 5:30 pm
27 Joyce September 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I took the pledge

28 Joyce September 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm

and my favorite book as a child was
"The Diamond in the Window."

29 Jenn September 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

My favorite children's book is Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr.Suess :D

30 Patti Bright September 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm

My favorite book was Are You my Mother?
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31 Patti Bright September 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I took the pledge
plb8156@aol.com

32 Patti Bright September 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm
33 Mommyishome September 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm

My favorite is "Donkey Donkey" followed by "How Fletcher was Hatched" as a close second!

34 Mommyishome September 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm
35 Jessica M September 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

My favorite is Good Night Moon.

36 Amanda September 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

We love " Where The Wild Things Are" at our house.

37 Jen September 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

My favorite children's book is The Giving Tree. I love that book. I'm also a big Dr. Suess fan.

38 Jessica M September 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Took the pledge

39 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm

My favorite childrens book was Old Yeller an Black Beauty,my faves an still are!

40 Pam September 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm

My favorite book is Guess How Much I Love You.

41 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I took the Pledge!

42 Vickie Couturier September 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I tweeted;vickiecouturierJoin @DealSeekingMom and pledge to Read for the Record on October 8th: http://tinyurl.com/readfort... #jumpstart

43 Pam September 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I took the pledge.

44 Stephanie September 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Where the Wild Things Are!

45 Stephanie September 17, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I took the pledge!

46 Bridget September 17, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I love Goodnight Moon!

47 Julie September 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm

My favorite book is "Good Night Moon"

48 Connie Corey September 17, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I love the Hungry, Hungry Catepillar! At my son's annual visit with the pulmonologist, we *have* to read it while we are waiting for the doctor - they have it in each exam room!

49 Christina Burrell September 17, 2009 at 6:47 pm

My favorite children's books are the Frog and Toad Series

50 Nicole September 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I really Dr Suess 'Hop on Pop'

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