By Dottie Dewberry
For the WPT
MABEN — “Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – Sept. 24, 1991) was an
American writer, poet and cartoonist most widely known for his
children’s books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss (Wikipedia).”
In celebration of Dr. Seuss birthday, which is on March 2, Maben
Public Librarian Mary Boutwell chose to read “Green Eggs and Ham” to
the little kids.
As they listened, Ms. Mary drew their attention to the rhyming words,
which also are spelled similar. Not only does it teach rhyming words,
but it also teaches them to pay attention to the story.
After the story, Ms. Mary brought out their Cat in the Hat hat for
them to color in alternating stripes: red and white. On the hat were
at words to be completed with words that end in at: hat, cat, fat,
rat, bat, etc., which teaches another skill: spelling.
After the words were filled in and the hat was colored, the head
bands were adjusted and everyone posed for a picture while they ate
the green eggs and slices of ham all washed down with Kool-Aid
Coolers that Ms. Mary cooked. One helping was not enough for some
children; some ate three and four helpings. They must like Green Eggs