For someone as prolific and influential as Dr. Seuss was, you'd think the potential for big screen adaptations of his work would be better than it is.
"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a book and read to a child," is Read Across America and Sharon Hale's mantra at Redoubt Elementary School. Hale has celebrated the good doctor's birthday since his centennial in 2004 when the NEA's Read Across America Day felt the occasion would be a great opportunity to spark the imaginations of children across the country and adults to read their favorite stories in classrooms. "I think it's important that kids in our school know that community members, no matter what your job might be, have to know how to read!
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The fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Reading Carnival is scheduled for Saturday at Soldotna High School, giving an opportunity for readers of all ages and abilities to celebrate Love of Reading month.
Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, may have passed away in 1991, but his birthdays are more popular today than green eggs and ham, especially at Redoubt Elementary School where for the last six years or so Sharon Hale has coordinated a school wide celebration of the favorite author of children's books. The idea is not just to honor the famous author, but to further one of his life time goals of teaching children to love reading. "It's actually become part of a national campaign sponsored by the NEA known as Read Across America, but for me it's because I love Dr. Seuss and doing crazy things like this that brings community members in to read to the kids," said Hale. Again a theme that is said to have inspired Dr. Seuss's writing because he wasn't happy with the limited books that were written for children or suited for adults to read to children.
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Dr. Seuss may have been dead for the last 17 years, but his legacy of fun and joy of reading has never been more alive as it was last week at Redoubt Elementary School where a community read-a-thon celebrated the famous author?s 104th birthday.
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