Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Today Michelle Obama read the Dr. Seuss classic "The Cat In The Hat" to over three hundred local students to mark 'Read Across America Day.' The event took place at the Library of Congress. (Photo/Caption Courtesy: Huffington Post)
First lady Michelle Obama reads "The Cat in the Hat" during the National Education Associations' 2010 Read Across America Day, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Library of Congress in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Michelle Obama celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday Tuesday by reading "The Cat in the Hat" to a group of children wearing red-and-white-striped stovepipe hats like the book's main character.

Mrs. Obama helped kick off the National Education Association's 13th annual "Read Across America" celebration at the Library of Congress. The event marked the day that Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, would have turned 106.

"Do you know the president of the United States reads all the time," Mrs. Obama told a group of more than 200 students from elementary schools in Washington and Arlington, Va. "Our girls at home read every single night."

The first lady said that her daughters, Sasha and Malia, are allowed to stay up 30 minutes later if they are reading. Courtesy: By NATASHA METZLER
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