The Cat in the Hat made a surprise visit this month to the Lee F. Jackson Jackson School, where he helped elementary students celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Principal Patricia Simone said this is just one school activity that helps promote literacy and keeps students interested in reading.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children’s books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. He was born in 1904 and died in 1991. He would have turned 109 on March 2, 2013.
Photo: The Cat in the Hat reads to students March 1 at the Lee F. Jackson Jackson School. (Courtesy of Teresa Lyles Holmes)