International Children’s Book Day (ICBD), April 2nd is Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday and is celebrated around the world to inspire a love of reading and promote children’s books. IBBY Mexico has chosen the theme for the 2012 International Children’s Book Day, “Once Upon a Time There Was a Story the Whole World Told” to remind us that the wonder and delight of books for children begins with great storytelling. Andersen, master storyteller, would no doubt agree. Share a story and read a book with the children in your life today. You can download the beautiful poster and find wonderful ideas for celebrating International Children’s Book Day on the United States Board on Books for Young People ICBD webpage.
Thank you to Doris Gebel, President USBBY, and today’s guest blogger.
|2012 poster created by Juan Gedovius|