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Nelly Furtado is the latest celebrity to join the campaign to bring the joy of reading to children through Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign.

The singer will read this year’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar to preschoolers in NYC on September 14th. She is joining Lo Bosworth, Mary-Louise Parker and many other in supporting this initiative to help young readers.

Help break a record

Jumpstart is trying to beat last year’s record of nearly 700,000 people reading the same story to children all around the world on the same day. This year, their goal is to reach 1 million children, with people take a moment to giggle with a child over a fun book, and share the fun of reading together. To take part in this record-breaking event visit the Read for the Record website and sign up to read with the world on October 8th.

And, Look To The Stars is bringing you an exclusive opportunity to win a copy of this children’s classic, signed by author Eric Carle!

How to enter

Either: simply follow us on Twitter, and re-tweet our link to this story to your followers. (Don’t forget to include @looktothestars and leave the link intact so we can enter you in the draw!)

Or, if you are not on Twitter, but you have a blog: post a link to this story there, and email us to let us know at

The winner will be chosen at random on September 18th.

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart helps children get on the path to success by pairing college students and volunteers with preschool children, and helping them gain a love of books from an early age. To find out how you can volunteer, or make a donation which will put a book in the hands of children in underserved communities, visit the Jumpstart website.

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