Hopper the frog sat down at the Big Lake Public Library recently with Abby Miller and parents Jason and Tara to read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Jason submitted “Hopper” to Great River Regional Library’s Name that Frog contest on Abby’s behalf. Abby received her beautiful pop-up version of “The Lorax” after Hopper was chosen from more than 70 submissions. The book purchase was funded by the St. Cloud Friends of the Library. An identical frog named Read-it is being used statewide to promote the Department of Education’s Leap Into Reading initiative. Abby already has a head start on reading. She is enrolled in the Big Lake Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Hopper will visit all of the region's libraries this year. Look for him at a location near you!