I want to thank Teagan R. Geneviene for reminding me May is Get Caught Reading month.
Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Launched in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers and now managed by Every Child a Reader with support from the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Get Caught Reading provides teachers and librarians with small posters of TV and sports stars, authors, and beloved book characters reading a book. Recent posters feature wonderful role models from recent USA Olympic teams.
Mercer Mayer is one of my favorite authors of children’s books. I read many of his books to my students and my daughter when she was young.
Celebrity Supporters Get Caught Reading!
Isn’t it cool to have this poster in a teacher’s classroom and tell the students that their author is reading a book?
Beloved children’s book author and illustrator Mercer Mayer and Little Critter—the character he first introduced over 35 years ago and who has been featured in over 200 books—are participating in Get Caught Reading together out of a mutual desire to inspire a love of reading in people of all ages. As part of the poster campaign, in teamwork with Silver Dolphin Books, they are “caught reading” an original copy of the book Little Critter’s The Trip, celebrating the print edition’s transition into a new app. For more information, check out their website. (www.littlecritter.com).
Please visit http://www.getcaughtreading.org for more information on ordering celebrity posters or being a sponsor.
Here is my celebrity “Get Caught Reading”: