- More than 500,000 children are expected to participate in this year's program -
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Grade one students across Canada will receive a gift this month to help encourage and instill the joy of reading at a young age. TD Bank Group and the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) are distributing more than 500,000 copies of I've Lost My Cat, written and illustrated by Philippe Béha as part of the 13th annual TD Grade One Book Giveaway program. The TD Grade One Book Giveaway is the largest free book distribution program to school-aged children in Canada. The program has distributed more than five million books to grade one students coast-to-coast since its inception.
This year's selection, I've Lost My Cat is a delightful tale about a young boy who loses his cat - he's round, he's cute, he's yellow, black and white, and his name is Greyling. The boy's friends all try to find Greyling and they bring the young boy all sorts of animals that somewhat match the description of his cat.