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Celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday brings out everything Seuss

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish;, The Cat in the Hat; and Green Eggs and Ham are a just a few classics from a man celebrated for his creativity.

On Thursday, students and teachers celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Arkansas State University Child Development Center.

Jill Kary, curator of education at the Arkansas State University Museum, read Which Pet Should I Get to two groups of children.

Kary said this book has an interesting story because it wasn’t published until 2015.

She said the story goes it was found years after Seuss passed away in a box of things stored away.

“It turned out to be a story, and the drawings are of the same children that are found in One Fish Two Fish,” Kary said.

Reading Seuss books is something Kary enjoys.

“To see their faces and watch their eyes as all of the little light bulbs come on as you’re reading, it just makes my day,” Kary said.

Teachers at the A-State Child Development Center decorated their classrooms and created Seuss-themed activities for the children.

An act, Kary said, that is very Seuss-like.

“Dr. Seuss was not only a teacher, but he was a fun teacher,” Kary said.

One classroom created birthday cakes for Seuss, and another made oobleck in honor of Bartholomew and the Oobleck.

No matter what the activity, Kary said the books reach every generation.

“The fact that his books are so celebrated it causes us to, he has something that he has passed down to all of us,” Kary said. “Almost as a heritage to everyone who loves to read.”

Parents even dressed their children up in Seuss costumes including Horton the elephant, thing one and thing two, and Lorax.

The celebration also coincides with National Read Across America Day. 

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