Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day

Did you know it was Read Across America Day on March the 2nd? It was also the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr Seuss – beloved of so many for his crazy characters and fun wordplay. President Obama himself signed an official Proclamation and spoke eloquently about the power and magic of reading.

Literacy, the ability to read and understand words, is a great gift – it’s why our Mum teaches literacy (see our post here). Can you imagine not being able to read books? Blogs? Twitter? A rental agreement? You are on the back foot from the get go – right? The ability to read, discover and enjoy stories should be within the reach of everyone so they can enjoy books they will love like Rescued.

Why this book is awesome:-

  • Each story writer chooses the rescue the months’ profits go to and for March, Ryker’s family have Great Plains Rescue very close to their hearts.  Great Plains work flat out to keep cats and kittens safe, healthy and rehomable. They go above and beyond for the animals.
  • Head over to get your copy of Rescued from Ryker’s blog and you get a genuinely unique special extra treat that will really make the book the perfect gift for you or a friend. (image used with permission of Lisa L Richman).

Being able to read is a blessing, sit quietly somewhere and take a breath – find stillness with your book, and a cat nearby.

Happy Read Across America Day – and Every Day.

Silver Kitten and Marjorie
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  1. I love your point that reading is a blessing. Literacy is something we all to often take for granted. I can’t imagine how sad life would be if I couldn’t read!

  2. I did not know that about March 2nd but did know that many school celebrate “Dr. Seuss Day”. Reading is so great & opens a lot for our minds to think about.

  3. I own a small preschool and we are celebrating Dr Suess every day this month. He had so many funny, interesting, and educational books. We just read Green eggs and ham today. I always get the children engaged in the book by doing an activity that goes along with whatever we are reading. Like today for example, it is popcorn lovers day so I colored some of the popcorn pieces green and asked the children to try it. They all got a good laugh at it but only one child actually tried it.
    Reading is so important in life. I don’t want to think about where we would be without it.
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  4. Dr. Seuss was amazing that is for sure. I wrote about him recently on 1KSmiles. I hear he was not a particularly nice man and did not fancy children but his writing was much more intense than just silly poems and stories. It was actually very complex style.
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  5. I can’t imagine going through life and being unable to read. So many important things in our lives require the ability to read. Additionally, I get so much out of the books I read, so I’m thankful that I have the ability to do so! Great post. Thank you!
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  6. The ability to read is one of the greatest gifts to have. I have been an avid reader since I was very young, and I have tried to instill that in my children. (Two out of three isn’t bad.) Every person should be given the chance to learn to read.

    Happy belated birthday, Dr. Seuss! Thanks for the amazing stories you’ve shared with us all.
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  7. I read so much that I don’t think I’ve ever stopped to wonder how it would be if I were illiterate. That would be very limiting and fortunately it’s a decreasing problem. I love that this also benefits cats needing rescued. My two dogs are rescues and I have a soft spot for that mission <3
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  8. Illiteracy is much more common where I come from, and the man who does my family’s yardwork is illiterate. He knows how to read numbers because he needs to read his paycheck, and he can read his name but I’m not sure if he knows how to write it, except for his signature. He is a happy man and he gets paid well for his job but he knows his limitations because of his illiteracy. Luckily, this problem is steadily decreasing. I’m so thankful that I was taught how to read and write at an early age and cannot imagine my life had I not learned literacy!

  9. I’m an avid reader and I’m usually reading 2 books and listening to 1. Right now, I’m re-reading a series and picking up on all these things that I missed during the first read through.

    My mom and I have had a rocky relationship, but one thing that she gifted me with was a love of books and I’m so thankful and remembering this has helped me move past a lot of resentment to work on a better relationship with her.

    Thanks for the heads up about this project.
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  10. I can’t imagine not being able to read. It really is such a blessing that I never take for granted.
    “Rescued” looks like such a great book and wonderful cause!
    Thank you for sharing!

  11. Thanks for featuring this book. I just ordered a copy this morning from Ryker’s family. Can’t wait to get it. Thanks for reading my blog. M’s back has been bad
    At rely so she doesn’t help. E read blogs much these days.
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    1. Hmm? * lifts bonnet to check * Miss Layla, we checked and report as follows, Mum could share it with her own Pinterest OK. Maybe try again sometime in case Pinterest threw a wobbly on you.

  12. Hi Silver and Marjorie!

    We love your post. You are so right … literacy is such an amazing gift. Thank you, Mum Marjorie, for giving that gift to others with your teaching. 🙂

    Happy Read Across America Day (and Happy Dr. Seuss Day, too).


    p.s. – We have already ordered our copy of Rescued, and can hardly wait to READ it. 🙂

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