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.
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?