Friday, February 20, 2009


"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."

What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading to a child? On the evening of March 2nd (Dr. Seuss's birthday), Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) urge you to participate in the second annual Read Across America and read to a child.


Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and learning. Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful. When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading, we send a clear message to America's children that reading is fun and important.

We've compiled some materials to help you celebrate the day.

Please note: In order to view the printable activities, you will need Adobe Acrobat 3.0 Reader software. You can download this software for free by following the link provided here.

# Click here to print out your own certificate of participation.

# Click here to print out your own Cat in the Hat door knob hanger.

# Click here to print out a Dr. Seuss read and color word search.

Need help finding the right book? You can search our Seussville catalog for your favorite Dr. Seuss story, or browse through our entire library in our Kids@Random catalog.

For more information on Read Across America, please visit the NEA's Web site at

Dr. Seuss characters, text & images © and ™ 1999 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved.