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Happy birthday, Dr. Suess

Jill Darby

Kids like to read. It’s true. They do.

And hearing stories is great fun too!

On the bus or in the school,

reading is the perfect tool!

So lots of townspeople gladly went

to take part in a Dr. Seuss event.

“Read Across America” and Seuss’ date of birth,

were celebrated Friday by proving reading’s worth.

Fire Chief Merle Bowman and Wendy David, too,

showed up to read to students, a welcoming venue!

Bijou Community School kids cheered

Each time another reader neared.

Principal Jim Watson, with a nod and a grin,

kindly welcomed the visitors in.

That Jim Watson, what a guy!

He even wore a Dr. Seuss tie!

Barbara Davis, yes that’s right,

chose a book about colors bright.

Grownups read with loving prowess.

Including Mr. Steve Morales.

Quite an exciting day at school.

Little Zach Sabac said, “It’s cool!”

Listening to stories of all kinds

is a great way to expand our minds!

Teachers Deby Wright and Val Ford

made sure the students were not bored.

They planned. They worked. They were in charge.

And the turnout was quite large.

Anna-Maria Dixon from the Tahoe Daily Tribune

read “Green Eggs and Ham,” which made the children swoon.

Hairdressers, school officials and other VIPs

shared their favorite books with kids. What fun! Oh my! Oh geez!

Middle schoolers joined that day, reading books as well.

The Bijou youngsters were all aglow. Reading is just swell!

It makes us smart. It feeds our brains, brings smiles to our faces.

And reading takes us far and wide to all kinds of new, fun places.

Each book is like a recipe, a tasty story stew.

And what better way to spend some time and learn a thing or two?

So whether you are old or young – at work or school or play.

Reading’s something fun to do each and every day.

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