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RAAlogoIt is that time of year again. Read across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. All over America kids are reading Seuss, doing Seuss activities, and participating in general silliness that makes learning fun! Last year I gave a little history about Seuss and shared a little info about NEA’s Read Across America program, and asked which Seuss book was your favorite (I would still love to hear about that). If you are unfamiliar with this celebration I invite you to check it out.

We picked up a few new Seuss books this year. Every year Walmart offers Seuss books for $5 in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and I picked several up. We don’t have a comprehensive Seuss collection just yet, but we are getting there. You can see I picked up some classics. I also picked up a smaller board book version of The Foot Book. We have a few other versions of Seuss books like this and I love them, as does Eli. They are great because they are shorter versions of the classics (some of those Seuss books can get pretty long and tongue twistery you know). These small board book versions are perfect for little ones that don’t quite have the attention span, but they still include the important parts of the books with the rhymes and silly pictures.

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In honor of Dr. Seuss, whether you have children or not, pick up The Cat in the Hat, or Green Eggs and Ham and remember what it’s like to be silly!