Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day is an international initiative of Litworld a non-profit literacy organization that believes that the world’s children “have the right to read, to write, and to share their stories.”

Read a story aloud today to someone you love.  And don’t forget to consider helping to create that same opportunity for others in our world community who lack the resources we are so fortunate to have.

Here are two delightful stories brimming with alliteration that I plan to read to my not-yet-two-year-old granddaughter today.

Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby and illustrated by Tara Anderson, is a perfect read for a little one who is fascinated by felines. It features a rhyming story that children will love to chant along to and adorable illustrations of a kitten’s energetic efforts to get Nat the Cat’s attention…

Nat can sleep in dresser drawers,

Or in front of bedroom doors.

Under blankets, on a stair,

Upside-down on someone’s chair-

Have You Seen Birds by Joanne Oppenheim and illustrated by the talented Barbara Reid, was a favorite of my daughter back when she was small.  A generation later, it’s become one of her daughter’s favorites.

Have you seen spring Birds?

Fluffy, cheeping,

sleeping, peeping,

ever-eating baby birds.

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