World Book Day!

World Book DayHappy World Book Day everybody!

Yes, I realize that it’s almost the end of World Book Day at this point, but what matters is that I got the post up, right? Anyway, here at Pixiepalace we’re celebrating! There are lots of other celebrations around the internet and I’d like to share two of my favorites.

The first is the Times Online article about The Cat in the Hat, which is celebrating it’s 50th birthday for those of you who may not already know. The article is great because it asked a number of writers to share their memories about The Cat and other Seuss classics. After reading the article help The Cat celebrate his birthday by heading over to his website at Random House and sending him a birthday card! For every birthday card The Cat in the Hat receives Random House will donate one book to First Book, which is a nationwide literacy program.

My other favorite World Book Day celebration is a display in Oxford University all about The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It can be visited in England, but for those of us unable to visit it in person, there is a virtual display as well! The display has the manuscript from the original book, E. H. Shephard’s drawings, and even Grahame’s son’s original copy of the book. It’s a very cool display and well worth looking at.

Now I’m going back to my reading! Happy World Book Day everyone!

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