Events set to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Do you like green eggs and ham?

Selma school students will have the opportunity to eat green eggs and ham for breakfast March 2 in celebration of the birthday of the man who asked that question.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday all Selma City School librarians have creative festivities planned for the day as part of Read Across America.

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“Different schools are doing different things,” said Rita Parikh, librarian at Selma High School.

Read Across America is part of a 13-year initiative of the National Education Association.

“It’s a celebration of reading and the importance of students to be lifelong learners and readers,” Parikh said.

Selma High School students will travel with Parikh to Cedar Park Elementary to read to the second grade students at the school.

Knox Elementary students will make “Cat in the Hat” hats and eat a special Seuss-designed cake.

CHAT students will visit Edgewood Elementary to read to the Pre-K students.

Byrd students compiled a collection of student-written stories now professionally bound. They will hold a book signing for parents and peers. “These are published books by our kids,” said Marydell McQueen, librarian of Byrd Elementary.

Other schools will hold events such as a book fair and arts and crafts Seuss-ically themed. Dr. Seuss, formally known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books that have been translated into more than 15 languages. He died in September 1991.