Get Ready to Read!

  • On October 8, 2009, join Jumpstart and Walmart in reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and help set a world record!

    Children’s literacy is an important issue because it lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Millions of children from low-income families have limited access to age-appropriate books at home, and Jumpstart is committed to making a difference in the lives of these children.

    I don't know about you but Comfort and Joy both love this book. In fact, I think it has been loved nearly to death. Comfort was a book chewer and many of the page edges have been nibbled on in caterpiller-like fashion.

    Join Jumpstart and Walmart in this year’s Read for the Record campaign:

  • Take the pledge today to read this beloved children’s book — to your own kids or even at your library or community center — on October 8th.
  • If you don’t yet have a copy, pick up a commemorative edition at Walmart, where all proceeds from the book sales between now and October 8th will go directly to Jumpstart.
  • Sponsor books for underprivileged children.
  • Help spread the word about the Read for the Record campaign using these email and blog buttons.
  • Join the Twitter party on September 24th from 8-10pm. Every 100th Tweet using the hashtag #jumpstart will receive a free copy of the book!

Thanks to Tara @ Deal Seeking Mom for spreading the word!


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