Councilwoman sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A newly elected St. Louis County councilwoman has been sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the council doesn't require...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A century-old tree with a long trunk and bushy branches that some believe was the inspiration for fictional Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" has fallen in a coastal San...
Robot helps Clark County boy, 6, attend school
SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — Levi Suttles is just like any other kindergartner. He learns numbers, plays with friends during recess and enjoys listening to his teacher read Dr. Seuss...
Posthumous Dr. Seuss book coming Sept. 3
NEW YORK (AP) — There is no muse like Dr. Seuss.
An unfinished manuscript by the late children's author is the basis for "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," coming Sept. 3. Random House Children's...
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Audrey Geisel, widow and promoter of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children's author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the Grinch and all the beloved characters he created.
Family searches for grinch who stole Grinch costume
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana family is looking for a grinch who stole a custom-made Grinch holiday costume.
The Daily Inter Lake reports the Kalispell Christmas parade on Saturday was the last time the costume, inspired by the Dr. Seuss classic story of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," was seen before it went missing.
‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You're a mean one — and you're number one — Mr. Grinch.
"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Last week's top film, the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," drops to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million.
Review: This new ‘Grinch’ film will only make you flinch
Every Who down in Whoville gets a new Grinch this season. Why, you may ask? The idea defies reason. Does the classic need help from a hot Cumberbatch? Or is this strange union a bizarre mismatch?
The Grinch is the story you learned as an infant, starring a Christmas-hating heel and his doggie assistant. The fuzzy green villain hopes to make holiday gloom. Just like a wicked witch, but without the broom. He targets presents intended for tots. Oh, how horrific is this nasty crackpot.
Dr. Seuss’ childhood home is getting a makeover
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The boyhood home of children's author and illustrator Dr. Seuss is getting a $500,000 restoration as part of a plan to turn it into an innovation center for educators, students, writers and artists.
The project was announced Wednesday at the home on Fairfield Street in Springfield, Massachusetts where Theodor Seuss Geisel drew early versions of some of his beloved characters on his bedroom walls.
Today in History for September 24th
Roseate spoonbill makes debut in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of bird-watchers recently flocked to a Twin Cities dock for a look at a roseate spoonbill making its verifiable debut in Minnesota.
Omaha area sees hotel boom
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — They're being built tall, small. In an office high-rise, by a mall. They target all types: urban, suburban, history buffs, those who want to stay buff.
Nowhere, it seems, is terrain too tough: They're planned in the Bluffs, by the river, on a midtown sliver.
Welcome to the story of Omaha-area hotels — a market where construction and conversion of lodging rooms has become more prevalent than the green eggs and ham in the pages of a Dr. Seuss book.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The furry orange protagonist of "The Lorax" and the Truffula trees for which he spoke may have been inspired by specific monkeys and trees in Kenya, according to researchers at Dr. Seuss' alma mater, Dartmouth College.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A company's planned Massachusetts casino will have an art flair.
MGM's planned Springfield casino will showcase artwork inspired by the region's history.
The casino company announced this week it will commission works drawing on the Springfield-area's industrial roots and famed locals, such as children's author Dr. Seuss and 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.
The works range from large-scale sculptures and mosaics to intricate lithographs.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is remembering his wife, Barbara Bush, on what would have been her 93rd birthday.
He tweeted Friday from his summer home in Maine about how she liked to help others, and he thanked those who are carrying forward her work.
"She loved helping others and did so with a joyful heart. Knowing there are so many out there who share her passion puts joy in our hearts," he wrote.
GREENWICH — The Cat in the Hat is coming to Greenwich — and he’s bringing along Horton the Elephant, all the Who’s in Whoville and many other classic Dr. Seuss characters — for a musical production of “Seussical Jr.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s theater program will be performing the musical on the club’s main stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
An almost ridiculously good year for Twin Cities theater gets ridiculously gooder with the arrival of Dr. Seusss The Lorax at Childrens Theatre Company.
Magician Tommy James recently brought the stories and characters of Dr. Seuss' beloved children's books to life on stage at Lowell Catholic Elementary School. Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 4 were delighted by his sleight of hand and creative tricks as he inspired the audience to love learning through reading. LC's students and teachers were on the edge of their seats and several students were called to the stage to participate in the action.
Do you know your ABCs? If not, there’s plenty of help.
I’ve been aware of alphabet books for a long time, but never realized there were so many until my wife became a school librarian. A is for Apple, B is for Banana, C is for Coconut. That was my idea of alphabet books. But no-o-o-o, there is much more.
When three of Aiken's youngest poets sat down to write a poem about the city, they found just the right ticket.
Taylor Campbell, Hannah Kraus and Virginia Wayt recently won awards in their age categories in the “All Aboard for Poetry” contest, which focused on all things Aiken.
How Children’s Theatre adapts little books like Dr. Seuss’ ‘Lorax’ into big shows
Playwright David Greig had two reactions when he was asked to adapt Dr. Seuss The Lorax or the stage.
First reaction: He jumped in the air and clicked his heels together.
Second: Omigod. How in heavens name am I going to do that?
BETHEL — State Rep. Will Duff, R-Bethel, read to Rockwell Elementary School students Tuesday as part of the Read Across America initiative.
In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Duff joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to the kindergarten students in Ms. Callahan class.
“I had a terrific time reading to Ms. Callahan’s class today for Read Across America,” Duff said in a release. “Celebrating reading is so vital for our children and such a significant part of their learning.”
The noise in a Greensburg YMCA child care classroom drops from just below screech level to pin drop Friday, as infants, toddlers and preschoolers listen to Ron Ott and Stephanie DeMaro, striped "Cat in the Hat" stovepipe hats atop their heads, read "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?"
And yes, they can moo — and pop pop, dibble dibble, eek eek, cock-a-doodle-doo, tick tock and choo choo, too.
Read Across America Day (and Dr. Seuss' birthday) celebrated
Spring in Riddle has arrived. The planters around town are beginning to bloom, with the hanging baskets soon to follow. It’s a beautiful sight to behold.
Collegiate Charter School of Lowell recently celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday as part of Read Across America Day.
Fancy footwear was evident during the Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party at Building Blocks in Tewksbury, as preschool students celebrated by reading "Fox in Socks" while wearing crazy socks.
LAUGHLIN — Students of Bennett Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and reading with Nevada Read Week Feb. 26-March 2.
HARLINGEN — “Skippyjon Jones created his finest piece of artwork ever,” read Stephen Sealey, a reporter for Channel 4.
The class of fifth graders was quickly captivated not only with the playful nature of the story but the colorful picture of a cat leaning into a wall surrounded by spent crayons.
“It went up and down and all over the newly-painted hall, all this rubbed his mama’s fur the wrong way,” Sealey continued to read, holding the book out for the children to see.
BY REBECCA CROSS
FLORENCE, S.C. – Students, teachers and staff at Lester Elementary School dressed up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on Friday to celebrate the author’s birthday and literacy.
Characters in the building included Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat, Sam I Am and the Grinch.
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read? Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 114 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. So this month, why not host a fun, whimsical party? Read Dr. Seuss books, use your imagination, and be silly!
Take a look, it’s in a book – A week-long Read Across America celebration inspires students to read
Students wore crazy hats, sported crazy hair, wore their clothes backward and wore pajamas to school – all with the intention of celebrating reading.
This week, elementary students in Yuba-Sutter schools celebrated Read Across America, an annual, nationwide reading celebration that takes place on March 2 – the birth date of children’s author Dr. Seuss.
Students at North Aiken Elementary threw a parade Friday morning, and all of their favorite Dr. Seuss and other storybook characters marched through the halls to celebrate the 114th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the popular children's author, and reading.
A dancing bear, the school's mascot, led the way.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 from “The Cat in the Hat” came and brought their friend, Miss Thing 1.
Star-Belly and Plain-Belly Sneetches strutted, showing off their canary yellow T-shirts.
Students, volunteers embrace initiative: MAES campuses observe Read Across America Week
BULLHEAD CITY — Read any good books lately?
Students at Mohave Accelerated Elementary School can probably recommend a few after Thursday’s activities.
On the school’s east campus, various community members came to share some of their favorites.
On the main campus, the entire student body turned up for a kick-off assembly marking Read Across America Week.
North Park Elementary school going all-out for Read Across America Day
COLUMBUS -- Theodor Seuss Geisel was never at a loss when it came to putting smiles on the faces of youth and adults alike through his rhyme-filled tales.
Better known by his pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, Geisel churned out numerous timeless children’s books including the likes of “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Horton Hears a Who” and “The Grinch.”
My First Music Lesson
Divisi Strings leads a free, hands-on class that teaches children the basics of music in a family-friendly environment.
When: 2-3 p.m. Thursday
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Dr. Seuss Bus Visit
A walk-through interactive exhibit starring Dr. Seuss' books and characters with kid-friendly activities and photo-ops with the Cat in the Hat himself. Hosted by Random House Children's Books and Blue Willow Books.
The Watertown board of education heard from candidates running for a seat on the board during its meeting on Monday night. The board heard first from incumbent Karrie Uttech who is in her first term on the board.
Uttech shared a quote from the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax." She said, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
She says those words sum up why she wanted to get involved with the school board and community.
Cedarville students enjoy Dr. Seuss-filled day
As part of its ongoing series of free concerts for children and their families, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra will present “The Cat in the Hat” at three events in New Haven and Shelton March 3-4.
“This lively and interactive chamber concert is perfect for introducing your 3 to 9 year old to the instruments of the orchestra. Enjoy the music and join us for an instrument petting zoo after the concert,” the NHSO said in its news release. Performing will be the orchestra’s Piano Trio.
The seventeenth annual Celebration of Literacy Reading Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Exhibit Building at the Fairgrounds. Activities begin at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Special events include a Cheetah Encounter at 10:30 a.m., a puppet show at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., small animal walk through at 11:30 a.m.
The children will also have a bounce house that may enter after visiting 3 reading or reading-related booths.
Children’s Theatre promises four premieres in a wide-ranging 2018-19 season
Childrens Theatre Company will take audiences from Motown to Middle Earth, Antarctica to Chicago, with stops at scenic byways along the way in its just-announced 2018-19 season.
The lineup includes four world premieres, among them a new adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkiens The Hobbit and a musical composed by Lamont Dozier, the songwriter behind such megahits as the Supremes Where Did Our Love Go and Marvin Gayes How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You).
HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University Bookstore will have an advance celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at the bookstore in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall's Huntington campus.
This is the fourth annual celebration at the bookstore. The festivities include a reading of a Dr. Seuss book by Jerry Gilbert, Marshall University president, and several other children's activities.
Dr. Seuss museum replaces mural some found insensitive
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to Dr. Seuss has replaced a mural that included a stereotype of a Chinese man.
The mural unveiled Tuesday includes illustrations from several of Dr. Seuss' books. The original mural in the entryway of the Springfield museum featured illustrations from the author's first children's book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," which included the stereotype that some found racist.
Illinois high school to perform musical despite stolen props
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — The show will go on at a southern Illinois high school where theater props for "Seussical the Musical" were recently stolen.
The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports homemade props worth up to $15,000 were taken from a trailer, which was found empty in Pope County just before a theater festival.
LAUGHLIN — “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before; what if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more,” is a line students from Bennett Elementary School learned from their trip to Whoville and their encounter with the Grinch Dec. 21 for their annual Christmas assembly.