Happy International Rhyming Picture Book Day!

Today I declare that from this day forward April 9th shall henceforth be known as International Rhyming Picture Book Day!

Why Rhyming Picture Books? As April is National Poetry Month (and has been since 1996 as declared by the Academy of American Poets), and Rhyming is one small sliver of poetry, I think 1 out of the 30 days in April should be dedicated explicitly to Rhyming Picture Books. It also happens to coincide with Angie Karcher’s RhyPiBoMo (Rhyming Picture Book Month) for writers of rhyming texts.

Why International? Because I kind of like Canada, too.

Why April 9th? No particular reason.

International Rhyming Picture Book Day April 9th

So celebrate International Rhyming Picture Book Day with me today! Read a Rhyming Picture Book (or two, or twelve). Buy one at your local book store or take one out of your library! Read one to a child. Or whisper one to your dog.

How will you celebrate International Rhyming Picture Book Day (#IRPBD)?

What’s your favorite Rhyming Picture Book?

6 thoughts on “Happy International Rhyming Picture Book Day!

  1. Oh I didn’t realise you decided. That’s even more fun. Julia Donaldson, Leslie Helakoski, anything by them. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Snoring Beauty by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.


  2. You want me to pick just one favorite? Can’t! I love Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by this cool writer I know. I love Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, a certain Monster & Me series by a certain Paul Czajak, Orangutangled by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen…. too many to list!


  3. Josh, it seems only right that your newly declared International Rhyming Picture Book Day falls on your birthday. (You’ll never forget it.) My daughter’s favorite rhyming PB would have to be Mary Ann Hoberman and Marla Frazee’s The Seven Silly Eaters. I’ve got so many favorites, but at the top of the list is Shutta Crum and David Catrow’s Dozens of Cousins. But wait a minute – that may not be rhyming, now that I ponder it – definitely lyrical, though. So I might have to go with Leslie Helakowski’s Doggone Feet!


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