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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 Yori September 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm

My favorite is Guess How Much I Love you.

2 Jennifer September 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I took the pledge

3 Jennifer September 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm

My favorite children's book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear

4 Jane September 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm

My favorite is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Gotta love the numbers! =]

5 Angelica September 17, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I worked as a librarian at an elementary school and that was always my favorite book to read to the kids. Its such a neat book.

6 Kim September 17, 2009 at 8:07 pm

My favorite book is The Giving Tree. My son is too young for it, but his favorite book is actually The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We checked out the Pop-up version at the Lib., and he loves it!

7 kristen September 17, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I loved The Velveteen Rabbit. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my son's favorite book.

8 Kim September 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I took the pledge!

9 Kristin O'Rear September 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a great book. Goodnight Moon is a great book for little kids and I love all the Little Critter books!

10 beth shepherd September 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

My favorite book is The Giving Tree to read to my kids
Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

11 beth shepherd September 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I took the pledge
Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

12 Denise September 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm

My son's favorites right now are Dr. Seuss's "The Foot Book" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear". We are also enjoying "The Very Hungry Caterpiller" right now from the library.

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13 Deborah September 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I took the pledge!

14 Stephanie September 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm

My favorite is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

15 Vanessa M. September 17, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I love This book but my kids also love the Miss Bindergarten books.

16 Catrina M September 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm

My favorite childrens book is The Box Car Children. The book my kids love is Guess How Much I Love you.

17 Catrina M September 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm
18 Carmen September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm
19 Carmen September 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

My favorite wasn't really a book. It was the "C" volume of Encyclopedia Britannica. The back of the encycl. had a poem about Hiccups. Invariably one of us (reader or "read-ee") would get the hiccups by the end! LOL
I also loved the Dr Seuss books - like Hop on Pop. Dad has cassette tapings of me "reading" poems like "This is the House that Jack built" (I had them memorized by age three - my parents read a LOT to me)

20 Tami September 17, 2009 at 10:18 pm

My favorite series as a child was Emelia Bedelia. Now I love reading The Giving Tree to my children.

21 Tami September 17, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I took the pledge and wrote it on my calendar.

22 misty September 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

where the wild things are rocks.

23 Chrissy September 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

I loved the Poky Little Puppy as a child :)

24 missy September 17, 2009 at 10:33 pm

We love this book. We have used it so much it broke into two pieces! We have video of our first daughter quoting the whole book at age two! We have also loved Good Night Moon and all the Sandra Boyton books.

25 denisse September 17, 2009 at 10:46 pm

My daughter loves Five Little Monkeys!

26 Diana September 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm

My favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree."

27 Diana September 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I took the pledge.

28 Diana September 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm
29 rikki n September 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm

my favorite is goodnight moon

30 Marie A September 17, 2009 at 11:37 pm

My favorite kids book was henny penny.

31 Shannon September 17, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Favorite Book - Hand, Hand, Finger Thumb!! dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum!! lol!

32 staceyk September 18, 2009 at 12:11 am

I love the Runaway Bunny

33 Noreen September 18, 2009 at 12:17 am

Dr Suess' Sleep book

34 Noreen September 18, 2009 at 12:19 am

I took the pledge, we read the hungry caterpillar yesterday

35 Noreen September 18, 2009 at 12:20 am
36 Gina Hindman September 18, 2009 at 12:31 am

Where's Bunny's Mommy?

37 Laurie Turkel September 18, 2009 at 1:08 am

Hi! Entry method #3: I tweeted the message @laurieturkel on Twitter!

38 Laurie Turkel September 18, 2009 at 1:16 am

Entry method #2: I took the pledge!

39 Laurie Turkel September 18, 2009 at 1:19 am

My favorite children's book is Love You Forever because I love reading it to my children. I wish my mother would have read it to me as a child. I'll read it to any future children I might have. Reading it gives me the best feeling!

40 Cathy R. September 18, 2009 at 4:46 am

My favorite book as a child was Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs & Ham...loved that book!

41 Cathy R. September 18, 2009 at 4:51 am

I took the pledge to read!

42 Angela September 18, 2009 at 5:56 am

My favorite from my childhood is Too Much Noise. I would have my dad read it to me over and over. When I found out I was expecting, my mom and dad gave me a hard cover copy of the book. My kids giggle at it...but I just don't think they love it like I did.

Thanks for the chance to win.

43 Angela September 18, 2009 at 5:59 am

I took the pledge...now I better add it to my calendar, lest I forget.

Thanks again.

44 Amy September 18, 2009 at 6:14 am

My favorite is There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.

45 Amy September 18, 2009 at 6:15 am

I made the pledge.

46 Angela September 18, 2009 at 6:25 am
47 jennieb September 18, 2009 at 7:35 am

my favorite book is where the wild things are

48 Julie September 18, 2009 at 8:54 am

Good Night Moon is our favorite right now.

49 Julie September 18, 2009 at 8:55 am

Took the pledge!

50 Julie September 18, 2009 at 8:55 am

Tweeted the giveaway. http://twitter.com/Topazjules

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