Catch The Reading Bug

Follow The Road To Literacy

Billy Gorilly says “If You Want To Be A Leader, First You’ve Got To Be A Reader”

This quote comes from the lyrics in Billy Gorilly’s “Catch The Reading Bug” theme song. It is also the subject of the Newsletter I just finished for my company, Flying Kitten Music ( We feel it is so important that children learn to read that we have been promoting and encouraging parents to keep their children reading over the summer by signing up for the summer reading program at your local library. This year the theme for most U.S., libraries is you guessed it, Catch The Reading bug. If you have children and you want a great way to help them learn and love to read I urge you to take them to the library over the summer vacation. In most cases there is no cost to you. Just sign up and feel good about helping your child learn

Catchy tunes for Catch the Reading Bug is the title of a post on the New York Statewide Summer Reading Blog. They have posted a link to Billy Gorilly’s song under a catchy little mp3. They stated, Billy Gorilla instead of Gorilly. Thats ok as long as they think we have a catchy little tune. They also have other helpful information on the reading program so you you should check them out.

If you would like to check out the most Recent Billy Gorilly Family newsletter go here. It includes links to some really cool stuff (if I do say so myself). There are free downloadable templates for bookmarks, reading logs, and bug word search. We offer a free downloadable MP3 version of Billy’s Catch The Reading Bug song. The full version is offered as a bonus song on Billy Gorilly:Happy Birthday Gertie CD. We also put the link to Billy Gorilly’s Podcast for Kids and a couple of very simple recipes. If you would like to become a Family member and get future Billy Gorilly’s Family Newsletters delivered to your email subscribe here.

If you want to go straight to Billy’s Free version of Catch The Reading Bug song click here.

If you would like to check out samples of all of the Billy Gorilly and the Candy Appletree Family music you can listen or buy at CDBaby. Or to see what we are all about you can go to our website and see all the different things we have to offer.

Keep Smiling, Singing, and Learning
and you can make everyday
Simply Splendiferous,



2 responses to “Catch The Reading Bug

  1. Thanks for linking to our NYS Summer Reading site. I fixed my silly gorilly typo. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the fun song with everyone!

  2. You are welcome. We want to help spread the news about good programs like yours.

    I like the way your site looks. Very nice!

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