Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dr. Seuss’ birthday, pajama party

A family story time to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with special guest the Cat in the Hat will be hosted by the Bealeton Library, (540) 439-9728, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2. The program is free, registration is not required, and you are invited to wear your pajamas and fuzzy slippers.

Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote and illustrated 44 children's books, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

His outlandish illustrations charm children while his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children basic reading skills.

One of his earliest books for children, The Cat in the Hat, was written in the early 1950s, a few months after learning from his publisher about a report on illiteracy among American children. By the time he died in 1991, more than 200 million copies of his children's books had been sold around the world.

The library has an array of books about and by Dr. Seuss in multiple formats.

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