Read for the Record

Thursday, September 03, 2009

On October 8th, more than one million children and adults are expected to team up with a single “Hungry Caterpillar” to help break a world record and draw attention to the early education crisis affecting millions of at-risk young children here in the U.S. and across the globe.

That's because the non-profit group Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation will be sponsoring Jumpstart’s fourth annual Read for the Record Campaign. On October 8th readers of all ages around the world will be joining together to break the record for the number of people reading the same book on the same day.

This year’s official Campaign book is a special, limited edition of the Philomel Books classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. I bought this book even before I had kids, knowing I would want to read it to them one day. It's an amazing, colorful story about the transformation of a very hungry caterpillar into a butterfly, using Eric Carle's trademark illustration style.

But the commemorative book is even more special. That's because it includes a foreword with messages from Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira of NBC’s TODAY Show, award-winning actress Mary Louise Parker, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist/actor, LL Cool J. The special limited edition can be purchased online at www.readfortherecord.org/books.

In the meantime, The Pearson Foundation will donate more than 250,000 copies of TheVery Hungry Caterpillar to children in need, and invites businesses and other institutions to sponsor additional book donations to children in low-income communities in the U.S. and abroad.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Pearson Foundation is underwriting the cost of the Campaign’s official book, ensuring that 100% of the proceeds from sales of this edition directly benefit Jumpstart’s work with at-risk children. From now through the fall, The
Pearson Foundation and Jumpstart will be working with teachers, district superintendents, government officials, libraries, businesses, parent groups, and educational organizations to organize reading events on October 8 and to donate copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Head Start and other early learning centers, elementary schools, and other places that serve low-income children.

So check out the PSA below and pledge to read this year's book The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle!






BUZZWORTHY: Lo will be signing books in LA on September 2nd from 1-2 pm at the Amerian Eagle.


One Buzz reader can win a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

MANDATORY, FIRST ENTRY: Pledge to Read Oct 8th, 2009 at Read for the Record!

EXTRA ENTRIES:
To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry. But for extra entries, you can do the following - leave a comment for each:
Contest ends 9/25/09. Please refer to complete contest rules. The entries listed above are the ONLY entries for this contest. Winners will be notified by e-mail (if supplied in the entry or on profile page), as well as on the Winner's Wall.
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  1. abfantom said...

    I pledge to read to my daughter on October 8th.

    P.S. This is a GREAT book!


    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  2. LoveMy2Dogs said...

    I pledged to read to my daycare kiddos.

  3. LoveMy2Dogs said...

    Your button is scrolling on my left sidebar.

  4. LoveMy2Dogs said...

    You're on my blog list on my right sidebar.

  5. LoveMy2Dogs said...

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/3743822247

  6. slb3334 said...

    I definitely will be joining.

  7. Marvon said...

    I love this book and pledged to read on October 8th. Thanks for the info. shreve_mary@yahoo.com

  8. JenOms said...

    I pledged to read.

  9. JenOms said...

    I have your button.

  10. JenOms said...

    Your on my blogroll.

  11. JenOms said...

    Entered the GE appliance give-away.

  12. moushka said...

    I pledged to read on Oct 8th and have saved the link so I can come back after that date to submit my info!

  13. Sunnyvale said...

    I pledge to read, I would like the Caterpiller book for my grandkids

  14. Anonymous said...

    I pledged.
    Elizabeth
    mrsgerbil@hotmail.com

  15. brittney said...

    i pledged!

  16. Deb said...

    I pledged to read!

  17. Deb said...

    i also entered the appliance giveaway!

  18. Staci said...

    I pledged to read. Thanks!
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  19. Staci said...

    I have your button.
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  20. Staci said...

    And you're on my blog roll. Thanks!
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  21. blabla3269 said...

    I pledge to read to my daughter

  22. Carolsue said...

    I signed up and pledged to read to my kids on October 8th (and every other day as well)
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  23. Carolsue said...

    I have your button
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  24. Carolsue said...

    I posted this on my blog
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  25. Anonymous said...

    I pledged.
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  26. Beth said...

    I pledged to read to my daughter.

  27. fancygrlnancy said...

    I Pledge to Read Oct 8th, 2009 at Read for the Record!

    bwneyes100 AT hotmail DOT com

  28. fancygrlnancy said...

    follow on twitter
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  29. GinaE1980 said...

    I pledge to read to my daughter on October 8th.
    She loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar second to Brown bear, Brown bear.

  30. Brie H said...

    I pledged to read to my kid on Oct 8th

  31. Brie H said...

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4013067423

  32. Brie H said...

    I have your button on my blog

  33. Brie H said...

    blogged http://briehernandez.blogspot.com/2009/09/hungry-caterpillar.html

  34. Brie H said...

    I entered the GE appliance giveaway

  35. Brie H said...

    I Embeded Mary-Louise Parker's video
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  36. bison61 said...

    I pledged to read to my grandkids

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  37. Brie H said...

    I entered the GE giveaway today

  38. Brie H said...

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4055888208

  39. Brie H said...

    tweet
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  40. Brie H said...

    enteret the GE giveaway

  41. Giveaway Girl said...

    I pledged!

  42. Giveaway Girl said...

    I have your button at giveawaygirl.blogspot.com

  43. Carol EL said...

    I pledged to read to the grandkids. jelly15301@gmail.com

  44. Carol EL said...

    I entered the GE sweeps. jelly15301@gmail.com

  45. Sue E said...

    I pledge to read to my little boy on Oct.8
    Thanks!

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

  46. janetfaye said...

    I took the Pledge To Read.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  47. janetfaye said...

    Button:
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  48. janetfaye said...

    On my blog roll:
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  49. janetfaye said...

    I entered the GE appliance give-away.

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  50. Brie H said...

    I entered the GE giveaway today

  51. Brie H said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4115796432

  52. mom2gabnnat said...

    I pledge to read October8 (and every day).

  53. janetfaye said...

    I pledged to read!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. Brie H said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4137636922

  55. Brie H said...

    entered the GE Appliance giveaway

  56. Erica G said...

    I pledged!

    egreca (at) hotmail {doT} com

  57. Cat@3KidsandUs said...

    I love this book and pledged to read on October 8th.

    3kidsnus at gmail dot com

  58. Cat@3KidsandUs said...

    tweet http://twitter.com/3KidsandUs/status/4139091748

  59. Brie H said...

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4146228425

  60. Brie H said...

    entered GE appliance giveaway

  61. Jenn said...

    I pledged! Thanks for a chance at this book and for supporting a worthy cause! jemericans@aol.com

  62. Jenn said...

    I entered the GE appliance giveaway! Thanks! jemericans@aol.com

  63. Brie H said...

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4319213153
    bdelaughter@hotmail.com

  64. Brie H said...

    I entered the GE appliance giveaway
    bdelaughter@hotmail.com

  65. Lesia said...

    I pledged to read to my three neighborhood children.

  66. Lesia said...

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/luckylesia/statuses/4328392987

  67. Lesia said...

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/luckylesia/statuses/4328392987

  68. jamielz said...

    I pledged to read to my kids!
    jamielz@verizon.net

  69. Brie H said...

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/bdelaughter/status/4341276270
    bdelaughter@hotmail.com

  70. Brie H said...

    I entered the GE Appliance Giveaway

  71. Brie H said...

    I Entered the GE appliance give-away

  72. Molly K said...

    I pledged to read to my 2 boys.

  73. Anonymous said...

    I pledged to read to my little girls.


    lostgrrl00@yahoo.com

  74. Anonymous said...

    I entered the GE giveaway.

    lostgrrl00@yahoo.com

  75. Jaime said...

    I pledge to read to my Grandchildren
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  76. amyd said...

    I pledged to read to my 2 sons,they love the book!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  77. Pam said...

    I pledge and I love this book!! Thanks so much. pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

  78. naynays1 said...

    I Pledge to Read Oct 8th, 2009 at Read for the Record

  79. Fionen said...

    I pledged.
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  80. Fionen said...

    Your button is on my sidebar.
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  81. kngmckellar said...

    I pledge to read to my nieces.

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  82. kngmckellar said...

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  83. kngmckellar said...

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  84. Gianna said...

    Pledged!

  85. mchavez718 said...

    I Pledged to read.
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  86. Anonymous said...

    I have pledged!

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