Big Brother Mouse Writes...

Hello Nick

We recently held a book party, and set up a book swap (what we call a mini-library), using the donation you made to Big Brother Mouse.

Date: Friday, 25 April 2008
Village: Nong Kiao, about 3 hours north of Luang Prabang

Here are a few pictures from that day. On our website, as you probably know, there's a fuller description of what we do at each of these events.

At the end of the party all the kids got a free book of their own, nearly always the first book they've ever owned. Then we left more books with the school, so they can trade their book for a different one after they've read it. We left a total of 472 books. This was more than twice the size of a typical school and event, so we combined your donation and another one to do it.

It was an exciting day for all of the children, and we expect many of them will always remember it -- both because they had fun, and for the magic of opening a fun book for the first time, and discovering the new world that opens up. Thank you for making this possible!

If you have a website, or send out a newsletter to friends and family, we hope you'll use one of these pictures to show what you've done, and to encourage others to do the same.

with best wishes,
for Big Brother Mouse


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