For the record, local preschoolers rock at reading.
They joined an estimated 1 million children around the country in reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle on Thursday, in hopes of achieving a world record.
The national Read for the Record campaign, launched by Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation, is now in its fourth year.
It seeks to help kids develop the joy of reading with an annual communal experience.
Each fall, children and adults read the same book nationwide. Nearly 750,000 people read “Corduroy” during last year’s read-a-thon.
All preschools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District participated, with “celebrity” district guests on hand to read to the kids.
The children sat on colorful carpets for their “Caterpillar” experiences.