Dr. Seuss birthday celebrations held across Western Mass

Toni Houston
March 4, 2017

Teacher cadets also will visit several schools to read to students.

He was a natural with the children, pausing to ask if they understood what a VCR was and talking to them about the moral of the story-in his opinion, "Don't judge a book by its cover".

Stark Elementary celebrated all week so everyone who wanted to take part could join in when it was most convenient to their schedules, Stark Media Specialist Brittany Hooker said. "Today, they want to read, and sometimes it's a struggle to get the kids to want to read", Doup said. Dr. Seuss wrote "The Cat in the Hat" because he was concerned about kids learning to read.

Dr. Seuss drew more than 400 satirical cartoons for the now defunct NY daily newspaper PM between 1941-1943.

"Every year at this time, children and families across the nation pay tribute to Dr. Seuss and his legacy, and we're thrilled to participate in the festivities", said Shirley Apley, Library Director.

This is the second year that Berteau has volunteered to read, and he was one of more than 450 volunteers signed up to read to students ranging from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.

"I was about the same age when I first read the 'Cat in the Hat, '" Dreiling added.

"Helps with creativity and imagination", he said. In 1990, Geisel published a book for adults titled "Oh, the Places You'll Go" that became a hugely popular graduation gift for high school and college students. Robeson County teachers and students will be engaging on Thursday in parades, skits, and songs acknowledging the joys of reading and the characters or ideas from Dr. Seuss' book.


Junior Hunter Hargrove, who read "A Mother for Choco", said he felt there was another message hidden in their visit, too.

In the Savannah area, a few special guests will be heading to Juliette Low Elementary on Friday at 10 a.m. for the school's big Read Across America event.

"Not even her. She also found some illustrations to go with the book, and the illustrations were the same illustrations that went with the story, 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish'". Educators were not left out of the fun.

Read Across America was first established by the National Education Association in 1998 to honor everything Seuss-related. To her, that coincided well with the lesson from "The Cat in the Hat".

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