Preschool One Book, One Denver
May 6 - 20, 2013
This year's book is Duck On a Bike by David Shannon
Kickoff Event: Monday, May 6, 11 a.m. at the Central Library with activities and special guests including Governor John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael Hancock and Lieutenant Governor Joseph A. Garcia.
For the fifth consecutive year, preschoolers are invited to participate in the popular citywide book club — Preschool One Book, One Denver. This week-long celebration reinforces the importance of reading with young children. There will be a variety of exciting, free family programs and author events throughout the city including at libraries, the Children's Museum of Denver, Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and more!
|About the Book
Caldecott Honor winner David Shannon applies his wonderful off-beat humor to the story of a duck who decides to try riding a bike — and loves it! Another young, funny book perfect for reading aloud.
One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike," he thought. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. Suddenly, a group of kids ride by on their bikes and run into the farmhouse, leaving the bikes outside. Now ALL the animals can ride bikes, just like Duck!
Place a hold for Duck On a Bike today!
Drop Everything and Read
Wednesday, May 8, 6 p.m.
Children's Museum of Denver
A free family event featuring readings and book signings by David Shannon, author of this year's selection Duck On a Bike.
Special guests also include Colorado's Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia and Univision's Luis Canela, who will read the book in Spanish. Don't forget to wear your pajamas!
View the complete list of Preschool One Book, One Denver events, or browse state-wide events on the One Book 4 Colorado page.
Denver Public Library will be hosting 38 Duck On a Bike storytimes including pajama storytimes, bilingual, and a sensory storytime for children with special needs.
Preschool One Book, One Denver was developed by the Denver Preschool Program, a City and County of Denver initiative to provide tuition credit for all Denver preschoolers. Preschool One Book, One Denver's mission is to support parents and caregivers through fun interactive experiences with kids, books and stories. Preschool One Book, One Denver is presented by the Denver Public Library, the Denver Preschool Program, Reach Out and Read Colorado, and Arts & Venues Denver in collaboration with the statewide One Book 4 Colorado program.
Visit the One Book 4 Colorado site for a complete list of state-wide sponsors.