A party was happening on campus that day,
The visitors wanted to eat, read and play.
The children wore jammies and house slippers, too
To honor a man who created Seuss’s zoo!
As students all settled down for a read,
They opened their books and there was magic, indeed.
In Red & White stripe there was Cat in the Hat,
While Thing One and Thing Two just wanted a nap.
When feeding a crowd a birthday-time feast
Just an ordinary cake would not satisfy in the least.
Instead, in Ms. Z’s class there was Green Eggs and (veggie) Ham
And, who ate the most? Why of course, Sam, I Am!
Christmas or Birthday, the Grinch does not care,
If presents are nearby, you’d best be Beware!
Oh, the places children go when they open a book,
Inspiration is found to turn the next page and look.
Thank you, dear teachers, for helping us see
That reading is special, it is special indeed!
Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)