Read Across America

What should we do today?
Could we read, run or play?
Do I even need to say?
It’s Read Across America Day!

Haven’t you heard?
It’s all about the word.

We have a need to read, to help our brain’s exceed and lead. Agreed?
Proceed – let your mind be freed. Just pick a book and take a look.

Imagination. An educational donation of narration elation.

Because today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we’ll have a celebration.
I’ll cook up a dinner in honor of the award winner.
Green Eggs and Ham? You do not like them? Damn.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Wouldn’t that be an awkward dish?

A Grinch, Yertle, the Lorax and Horton. The Cat in the Hat or Hop on Pop.
We’re just getting started. Did you really think I’d stop?

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! But only if you’re in the know.

We’re off for now. The Hungry Caterpillar awaits.
Followed by an evening full of other literary dates.

My dear Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday!
And to the rest: It’s Read Across America Day!



Filed under Books, Holidays

4 Responses to Read Across America

  1. Gramma J

    And reading we are! I have been to several schools to read and the local library! Never gets old and the kids love all kinds of books. Fun, fun, fun

  2. Winifred Ahern

    I’ve said all along the Muppets will be reading by their 1st birthday — wonderful salute to the Reading Across America program. G.G.

  3. Joanne Hamann

    Oh God – I’m supposed to dress like a character tomorrow – I don’t think so!

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