LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - With every page turn comes a heightened level of excitement for young readers at Brookhollow elementary. Wednesday they celebrated author Dr.Sesuss' birthday.
"It gave a lot of students the opportunity to read them for the first time," Diane Nedd, the Brookhollow Librarian said.
"It's been awhile since I've read Dr.Suess and I kind of forgotten about it, so I was glad for a reminder," Clive Potts, a Brookhollow 4th grader said.
"Just celebrating someone who writes good book," Maleigha Edens, a Brookhollow 4th grader said.
Some of the students favorite reads are Dr.Seuss's memorable books.
"My favorite book is Green eggs and ham," Esmeralda Garcia, a Brookhollow 5th grader said.
"I love The Cat and The Hat," Edens said.
"My favorite book is There's a Wocket in my Pocket," Potts said.
Nedd said Dr.seuss' book have improved some of her students literacy skills. She said somethings that sets his books apart from others are the rhymes and bright colors, which tends to keep the students interested.
"Rhyming words, funny words, and words me makes up that aren't real make kids giggle, Nedd said. "You usually laugh when you read a Dr. Seuss book."
"It's really entertaining," Garcia said.
"It has a lot of funny little things in it and it rhymes a lot," Potts said.
"Every book has life situations and is super funny," Edens said.
The National Education association agrees and established Dr.Seuss's birthday as Read Across America Day, which was created to encourage children to pick up a book and read.
"Bringing back the good ole fashion reading a book," Nedd said. "Looking at the pictures and enjoying it with the crowd and sharing memories. You don't get that by playing games on the computer."
If you haven't already, grab your favorite reading book and read!
Wednesday, Dr. Seuss would've turned 112.