Yes, a talking goat, YA Freshers!
Hilda is indeed a goat that talks with a fresh and important message. :) :) Hilda is helping to spread the word to families that it's time to read aloud together! If that isn't a cool message than I don't know what is.
Here are some deets:
"Hilda, the spokesgoat for ReadAloud.org, will be spreading the word about the importance of family members of all ages reading aloud together at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 24-25 on UCLA's campus in booth # 036.
Using technology previously seen only at Disney's theme parks, Hilda is brought to life using cutting edge animation that allows him to interact with live audiences in real time. He - yes, he - will be quizzing families and children about their favorite books as he compiles a list of great family read alouds. He'll also be playing games with attendees, interviewing some of his favorite family read aloud authors, and cheerleading all efforts to get families reading.
As the spokesgoat for ReadAloud.org and as a character in a new children's book, Hilda unites the latest in animation technology while encouraging children to embrace a more old-fashioned form of entertainment: Reading.
ReadAloud.org was founded in 2008 to encourage families to read aloud together and spread the message of the importance of reading aloud."
Hilda, you rock!!
Check out Hilda at the L.A. Times Festival of books, April 24 -25, 2010!