Today I read to 40-some kids in a grocery store in San Antonio, with a lovely mom-blogger next to me reading the same books in Spanish, and everyone happily munching on Cheerios the whole time.
You probably know already that the good folks at General Mills pair up with the good folks at First Book every year to get millions of books out to millions of kids via their breakfast cereal boxes. And I did say millions. Wow. This is the 10th year of the really smart and generous Spoonful of Stories campaign, and I am so honored to have been a part of it twice -- with All the World and Noodle & Lou.
It is powerful recognition that books feed children and help build whole and healthy people. What's not to love?
kids like little birds
choosing each O carefully,
making nests of books
- April 14 - Haiku 14