Sep 9, 2009

Pledge to Read Oct 8th, 2009 Giveaway

Celebrities giving back to the kids! Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy award winning star Mary-Louise Parker and MTV’s The Hills star Lo Bosworth are teaming up with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record© campaign. Together, they are reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar – the 2009 campaign book. This will be a record-breaking celebration of reading, community service, and fun. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record will kick off on 10/08/09, on NBC's TODAY show in Rockefeller Center with Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, and more.

Participating is easy:

Be counted. Pledge to read today at You’ll find everything you need to have your participation counted on October 8th.

Buy your book. Visit a Wal-Mart near you starting September 8th to buy this year’s limited edition campaign book to read with us! Or buy it online at; proceeds from book sales benefit Jumpstart.

Sponsor a book. Most of the preschool children Jumpstart works with have NO BOOKS at home, let alone the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Help “jumpstart” a child’s library - visit to donate a book today.

Get others involved? Spread the word to your friends and family!

About Read for the Record: Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with Pearson, is your chance to experience for yourself the importance of Jumpstart’s work in preschools year-round. Please join ONE MILLION children and us across the United States on October 8th, 2009. Together, we’ll read The Very Hungry Caterpillar – the 2009 limited edition campaign book, and help raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education.

I have to admit there is an...over abundance of books in our house. We're a little overwhelmed lately since we run the full spectrum from board books to Harry Potter. But I know that in our area, it is VERY common for children to not have books at home so I'm doing my part to try and spread the word for this great cause.

And to get you in the mood...a chance to win your own copy of the The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

To enter, simply visit and pledge to read with us on October 8th!

No extra entries for this one but any help in spreading the word via tweets or posts out of the simple kindness of your heart is of course appreciated.

Giveaway has ended but you can still make the pledge!

Open to US residents only.



  1. I made the pledge!

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  2. I made the pledge!! That is one of my favorite books from growing up!!

  3. I made the pledge! This is my little boy's FAVORITE book...we read it every ours is falling apart, would LOVE a new one!

  4. This is such an awesome thing. I made the pledge and the kids want to put the money they make from our rammage sale together and buy some books for others.

  5. I took the pledge. This is such a wonderful program.Our whole family love to read.

  6. I took the pledge!


  7. I made the pledge to read on Oct 8th!