It sounds like a fun day, and who would want to miss an opportunity to meet "Rosy" the Pot Bellied Pig? There is no admission charge, and parking is free!
Let your children know how important it is to read. The easiest way to do that is to let them see you read! Don't save your reading until late at night before you go to sleep and when they're asleep!
Here are a few books that show kids that reading is important, not just to kids, but to lions, old folks, and bears, too!
Conover, Chris. The Lion's Share. [JP CON]
With the help of two animal fishermen, a young winged lion learns to read, to love books, and to fly properly.
Haseley, Dennis. A Story for Bear. [JP HAS]
A young bear who is fascinated by the mysterious marks he sees on paper finds a friend when a kind woman reads to him.
Hest, Amy. Mr. George Baker. [JP HES]
Harry sits on the porch with Mr. George Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.