Police officers and firefighters led the crew of volunteer readers on the Cat in the Hat bus Monday, March 8, invited to spend the morning reading Dr. Seuss books at three Birmingham City Schools. Dr. Dimple Martin organized everyone with books and red-and-white-striped hats and kept the reading tour going from Central Park to Avondale to B.T. Washington schools.
The kids provided a great welcome in individual classrooms or school libraries, but Central Park students gave the best welcome of all. Boys and girls tossed balloons, waved streamers and shouted “Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss!”
If you haven’t read about Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle or the Cat in the Hat in a while, now might be a great time to pick up a copy and read it to yourself or a young friend. The words and the messages are great, especially as we celebrate the birthday of a great contributor to reading skills and remember that March is Literacy Month.
We do have great schools, great kids and great programs in our community, and we can all help by spreading the word.