KANGAROO & Dolly Parton‘s Imagination Library

Since 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has been sending free picture books to children from birth to age five. (Yes, you heard that right—free books!) Launched as a benefit for kids in her home county in East Tennessee, over the years the program has grown to include five countries: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland. To date, they’ve registered 1.4 million kids, and mailed out 117,920,187 books!

A few weeks ago, I received some photos from a friend in Nashville, TN whose three-year-old son had just gotten some exciting mail: an Imagination Library edition of IF I WERE A KANGAROO, by Mylisa Larsen and me! Even better news is that the Library has decided to include it for a second year.

To learn more about this amazing program, visit the Imagination Library website. Thanks, Dolly! If you’re over the age of five and would like a copy of KANGAROO, click here.