Logo of Big Brother Mouse, publishing books in Laos

28 December, 2011, Nakhern Village, Luang Prabang Province, Laos

Book party: At book parties we read from books, play games, and sing songs. At the end of each book party, every student gets to choose a book, usually the first book they've ever owned. Then we give more to the school. Our book parties have two goals. First, we get children excited about books. (Previously, most of them had seen textbooks, but never a book they were eager to read.) Second, we observe closely, to see what books are most avidly read, what's needed, and what techniques help spread a love of reading.

This event was sponsored by Global Fund for Children (United States). Thank you!

Book parties have evolved, since the very first one on 29 Dec. 2006. Sonesulilat, who began working at Big Brother Mouse that year, at age 16, introduced songs, and they've been a big hit. Sone is now our book party director.

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