A Very Smart Cat/Una gata muy inteligente has been a great success since its release in 2007 (third printing in 2013). This May, the lovable story about a very funny feline was the top choice of children in Springfield Oregon for the annual Gift of Literacy program.
This amazing initiative, inspired by a desire to promote a love of reading among young children, provides all first-grade students in Springfield with their choice of a hardbound book, selected from a collection of ten books they had been reading throughout the year. With the help of community organizers, the presentation includes small-group reading by guest readers to emphasize the importance of reading. All funding is sourced from community businesses and organizations, and the program itself is made up entirely of volunteers.
To learn more visit www.giftofliteracy.org
A Very Smart Cat/Una gata muy inteligente is bilingual (English/Spanish), which makes its selection for the program extra special, assuring the books are available to a larger group of people, as well as encouraging the acquisition of a new language by young children.
The event was held at the Lane Community College in Springfield Thursday, May 30, 2013. Click here to read more about the event.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Gift of Literacy and all of the hard-working people and community partners that make such a wonderful program a reality.