Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Who is Hans Christian Andersen and What Is International Children's Book Day?
The other day, I was on email or conducting a search or some sort of online activity, and came across the term, "international Children's Book Day!" I wondered, what is this? I was not aware there was an International day for this. Though, I was aware there was a National Children's Book Week. So, I began my search.
I discovered, that it is in honor of the fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen. The author wrote many stories that I just have taken for granted as being childhood stories that I imagine I must have thought just poofed out of the air because I never really stopped to consider who wrote them - Or, at least who wrote the original story.
Here's some great links to find out more about Hans Christian Anderson:
10 Facts Your Child Should Know About Hans Christian Anderson
A Free Download of The Ugly Duckling