What Do Parents Do to get their kids to read? If they’re Atlanta Falcon fans, maybe they go online.
Peachtree Publishers teamed up with the Falcons to create “Read with a Falcon” . The on-line videos give kids the chance to read their favorite books along with Falcon players and cheerleaders.
I found out about this program after Cyd Moore, the illustrator for What Do Parents Do?, sent Jeanie Ransom, the book’s author a link to their video. What a great way to get kids to read who might not think reading is cool.
I loved watching Michael Boley’s reactions as he read Jeanie’s book. I cracked up when he read the line “Somebody always gets hurt when you play rough.” You could definitely tell when something struck him as funny.
You may not know a football player or other athlete, but your little grey cells should be sparking. What could you do to publicize your book?