Charleston, W.Va. – Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant continued a March tradition today at Ruthlawn Elementary School, reading a Dr. Seuss classic to more than 50 students.
Some of the third, fourth, and fifth graders at the school even dressed the part – showing up in costume as Dr. Seuss characters Thing 1 and Thing 2 and The Cat in the Hat.
This year Tennant read “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket,” which was first published in 1974.
“This is always one of my favorite things to do every single year,” Tennant said. “To be able to read to students and talk with them about the importance of reading is always rewarding. And it’s also good to talk one on one with their teachers, too. I hope the students will see how much fun reading can be. Just like state government – reading doesn’t have to be dry and boring.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is most famous for the children’s books “The Cat in the Hat,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” He published 44 children’s books and passed away in 1991 at the age of 87.