BUCKHANNON – Read Across America Day is a national event celebrated in classrooms and libraries celebrating many different authors and books.
Children, parents and eager adults joined together Saturday, in Upshur County, to celebrate the birthday of one of America’s most beloved children’s writers known to many as Dr. Seuss.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Doctor Seuss (abbreviated Dr. Seuss). His work includes many of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.
This year’s event, held at the Upshur County Public Library, and hosted by the Lewis-Upshur Parents as Teachers group served as an outstanding event for all involved to come together as fans of the late writer and join in a celebration of his work.
This is the second year in a row this event has taken place in Upshur County. It serves not only as a celebration of the late writer’s work, but also as an event for parents and children to enjoy the experience of reading together.
In addition to reading, attendees also participated in making your own truffula trees, a Lorax photo opportunity where kids could wear a big mustache or the Cat in the Hat’s hat, or sign a giant birthday card to Dr, Seuss.
There were also snacks and a special prize drawing for those in attendance.