Celebrate Read Across America Day

As children of all ages read "Green Eggs and Ham" or play Dr. Seuss-themed games, the Minot Education Association alongside the Minot Public Library hopes to inspire literary excitement during their reading celebration.

Theodor Seuss Geisel first used the pseudonym Dr. Seuss early in his career to publish cartoons.

He created popular tales about a cat in a hat, a grinch that doesn't like Christmas and a particular colorful breakfast dish among others. Included in the show are examples of sketches, magazine illustrations, pages from his famous books, private paintings, and some of the most delightful taxidermy you'll ever come across.

Several 7 News personalities including Tracey Early and Fred Cunningham are reading to elementary school classes in the Upstate as part of Read Across America Week.

Theodore Geisel was a lifelong cartoonist.

Then check out the book fair sponsored by Children's Book World before heading home. The Dr. Seuss collection now holds more than 15,000 items, including original drawings, sketches, manuscript drafts, books, notebooks, photographs, and memorabilia, documenting the full range of Geisel's creative achievements, from his high school activities in 1919 through his death in 1991.

Grab a seat and stay awhile, as you pick up a book and read to a child! He also got his own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Children are encouraged to wear fun, colorful or insane socks for the Dr. Seuss events.

  • Salvatore Jensen