ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation today announced the 30-day countdown to enter the fourth annual Munsch at Home contest for a chance to win a visit from Robert Munsch, best-selling children's author and
honourary chair of Family Literacy Day®.
To be eligible, families must mail their applications to ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation by 5 p.m. (EST) on December 12, 2008. Contestants can download application forms from the Family Literacy Day pages of the ABC CANADA website, at www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca
. Each entry must include a short description of how the family plans to celebrate Family Literacy Day together.
The most interesting and creative event is selected, allowing the winning family to host a party for Robert Munsch, their family and friends on January 17, 2009. Families are also asked to name a public library or literacy organization of their choice that will also receive a special visit from Mr. Munsch.
The home visit from Munsch will kick off a week of activities, including an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, in celebration of Family Literacy Day (January 27). Family Literacy Day was created by ABC CANADA Literacy
Foundation and founding sponsor Honda Canada in 1999 to celebrate the importance of families reading and learning together.