Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Breaking the Record

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to share that the Read for the Record campaign on October 8, 2009 was a huge success and more than 2 million children participated - more than twice what Jumpstart had hoped! While most of the events were held in the United States with events in Iowa, California, Alabama and Virginia among other states, we did hear from our publisher in Taiwan that more than 4000 children participated in libraries and children's centers in 18 different cities or counties there.
I am proud to have been a part of this program.
Congratulations Jumpstart for breaking the record and to everyone who participated!


  1. Hey! Our college class was part of Read for the Record and now for one of our presentations we are using your book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We are Elementary Education majors and we really appreciate your childrens books. We were wondering if in your next blog you could give a shoutout to our professor, Dr. Slattery. She has taught us so much.

    Thanks again,
    Nicole, Meghan, Amanda and Kelly.

  2. Congratulations that the Read for the Record campaign was such a success! What a great program to bring people together with a common purpose. I greatly admire your work.

  3. Dear Eric,

    what would be the right way to approach you re publications in serbo-croat?

    Thank you in advance.

    Veljko (vzizic@fpcg.co.uk)

  4. We participated at our school! Your books are always favorites with my students.

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