Celebrated on November 1st
J. J. Audubon’s The Birds of America, published in 1840, is the most valuable book in the world. It sold for $8,802,500 in March 2000—the highest price ever paid for a book.
It’s a well known fact that avid readers build stronger vocabularies. Readers also benefit from enhanced communication and writing skills, as well as benefiting from natural and impressive conversation starters. In professional networking settings, books, especially those with intercultural elements, provide excellent conversation pathways. A passion for reading books shows intellect and dynamism.
Dav Pilkey, the author, came up with the idea for Captain Underpants when he was just in second grade. The main characters, Harold and George, are named after two characters from other well-known children's books. Harold's name came from Harold and the Purple Crayon and George's name came from Curious George.