Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days
On Wednesday January 23, attended the launch of the 16th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School Corantijn in Amsterdam.
At the presence of the pupils the Princess read the book “A house for Harry”, a story about a stray cat who, with the help of his friends, finds his home again.
The book, written and illustrated by Leo Timmers, was elected Picture Book of the Year 2019 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians.
The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading Foundation and organized by the Foundation for Collective Promotion of the Dutch Book (CPNB). The campaign aims to encourage the reading of children who don’t read yet.
The Reading & Writing Foundation is an initiative of Princess Laurentien and it was launched on May 27, 2004. Since January 2014, the Princess is Honorary Chairman of the Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to prevent and reduce illiteracy in the Netherlands and internationally.
Started on January 23, the National Reading Days will last until Saturday February 3.
This week, across The Netherlands, at nurseries, kindergartens, libraries and schools, will take place many events in order to promote the reading. At this event participate politicians, mayors, athletes, columnists, actresses, presenters, singers, rappers, footballers.
— Isabel (@isabelwillemsen) January 23, 2019
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