Happy Birthday, Ms. Cleary!
In those years, more than 91 million copies of her books have been sold and she has written almost a book a year for 50 years!
Tomorrow is also D.E.A.R. Day ("Drop Everything and Read" Day)!
The concept of "Drop Everything and Read" is referenced in the second chapter of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, and Ramona is the campaign spokesperson. The aim of this nationwide initiative is to encourage families to designate a special time to "drop everything and read" at home. So, on April 12, families will be encouraged to take at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together.(http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/dear#clearyinterview)
In honor of Ramona Quimby, D.E.A.R, and of course, Ms. Cleary's 100TH BIRTHDAY (!),
So, tomorrow, "don't eat a reader!"...drop everything and read (after you enter of course)!