November is apparently picture book month. Someone has thought up a brilliant idea to do a Picture Book Pass It On (PBPIO) project. Those who take part pledge to do three things.
#1 Post a “shout-out” to celebrate your favourite picture book. It can be anything from posting a selfie of you and your fave picture book kickin’ it, to tweeting a line from one of your favourite characters or scenes, or post a picture or video of you reading a favourite picture book with a child, pet, or loved one. Or blog about a favourite picture book memory from your childhood.
#2 Pledge to donate a copy of your favourite picture book to a local children’s charity or cause (battered women’s shelter, prison waiting room where children wait to visit an incarcerated parent, a struggling school, etc.)
#3 Pass it on. Help spread the word about Picture Book Pass it On (#PBPiO). Encourage others to accept the 3 calls to action, and pass it on…
So here is my shout-out to my favourite ever Picture Book – the very hungry caterpillar.
I was going to donate a copy of this book to the children’s ward at my local hospital however they already have a copy, so I have donated a copy of ‘The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon’ instead.
I am asking everyone who reads this blog to take part in PBPIO. This is a fantastic way to raise awareness of some of the best picture books out there and help to inspire children’s reading. Perhaps it will inspire parents to dig out some of their old picture books and share them with their children.