Laura Bush Reads Cat Book to Colombian Children

The first lady read Kitten's First Full Moon , by Kevin Henkes, to a group of Colombian children.

Posted: March 14, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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First lady Laura Bush read Kitten’s First Full Moon to a group of Colombian children March 11. (Courtesy photo)
As President Bush spoke with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe about trade and the war on drugs last weekend, first lady Laura Bush went to a library in Bogota’s old town and read to a group of Colombian children. Bush, a former librarian and teacher, read Kitten’s First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes, which she called one of her favorite books.

A group of 16 children from a school in Bogota’s outskirts listened as Bush told the story of a hungry cat that confuses the full moon with a bowl of milk. The special reading took place at the Rafael Pombo foundation, a reading center named for a 19th century author.

After reading the book, Bush gave the children books and postcards of her black cat, Willie.

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Michele    Palm Springs, CA

10/30/2007 11:31:27 AM

How wonderful. Good job, Laura.

Sheryl Herrly    Casa Grande, AZ

3/14/2007 8:06:43 PM

Mrs. Bush is President's Bush's best poster child!

CF    PC, FL

3/14/2007 2:09:03 PM

Let teachers be Teachers

Kathy    Centreville, VA

3/14/2007 12:05:36 PM

Nice gesture

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