World Read Aloud Day: Week 1 – Favorite book to read aloud and why?

It’s Week 1 of the World Read Aloud Day “Speak Your Story” Blogging Challenge created by The Busy Librarian. From February 9th through March 8th, participants write a weekly post in the lead up to World Read Aloud Day (March 4th). Full details can be found here.

This week’s prompt…What is your favorite book to read aloud or to hear read aloud and why?


I absolutely love reading Tikki Tikki Tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo aloud to anyone that will listen. This retelling of an old Chinese folktale tells the story of two brothers with very different names and explains how parents in China historically gave their “first and honored” sons grand, long names. Case in point, the full title of this book is actually the name of the first son in the story. I must admit, the story is a bit troubling and maybe a little harsh at points, but it is a very fun read that kids enjoy hearing over and over again. I never cease to giggle at the first few times I hear that wonderful name.

How are you spending World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) on March 4th? I’ll be reading aloud with my favorite three year old out in the Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. I also have a personal goal of setting up my first reading as an author before March 4th, so I’ll be reaching out to my local independent bookstores to coordinate a storytime that includes a chance to read Wally the Warm-Weather Penguin aloud publically to children for the first time.

For more information about World Read Aloud Day, visit You’ll find lots of helpful information, downloadable kits for classrooms, home and libraries as well as ideas for communities to come together on WRAD 2015.

Shout out to The Busy Librarian (@MatthewWinner) for coordinating the World Read Aloud Day “Speak Your Story” Blogging Challenge. And if you are participating in WRAD, please leave a comment about your activities!

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9 thoughts on “World Read Aloud Day: Week 1 – Favorite book to read aloud and why?

  1. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

    I do think I’ve read that book a while ago, but my very favorite book to read aloud (as fast as I can) as Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. I consider it a personal challenge! Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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  2. stanleyandkatrina

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever read this book. I must find it now. Thanks for sharing on the KidLitBlogHop and for sharing about World Read Aloud Day.
    ~Cool Mom for the
    Stanley & Katrina Gang

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