Reading Matters

It’s a Seuss-a-Thon at Park Road Books

Let’s say that on Saturday the sun does not shine.

Let’s say it’s too wet to play.

But sit in the house all that cold, wet day?

Certainly not.

Why there’s a Seuss-a-Thon in town, and because I’m no Seuss, I’m completely out of rhyme.

For four hours -- four hours! -- area educators and literacy advocates will lead a marathon reading of Dr. Seuss books to children. The kiddos will also have Seuss-related craft projects to enjoy.

The Seuss-a-Thon takes place on or near the birth date of Theodor Seuss Geisell, born March 2, 1904. This is the fifth year that Mark West, chair of the department of English at UNCC, has organized the event.

“As a long-time children’s literature professor, I am deeply committed to promoting literacy in our community, especially among our young people,” says West. “One of my goals in organizing the Seuss-a-Thon is to sponsor an event that contributes to this larger literacy campaign.”

So come and bring Sally, too, because you’ve got something special to do – this very Saturday.

Date: Saturday

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Park Road Shopping Center.

What: Fifth annual Seuss-a-Thon

Cost: Free

Dannye: dpowell@charlotteobserver.com

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