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This week marks what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday, as well as the opening for the highly anticipated animated big-screen debut of one the author’s most favored books, The Lorax.
Dr. Seuss has been entertaining readers for generations. His bright and exotic illustrations tantalize the mind and the easy-to-read rhymes are usually life lessons disguised as fun—and sometimes mischievous—adventures. With this being such a Seuss-centric week, the Brooke Jackman Foundation has compiled a list of the Top 5 Seuss books that are more than meets the eye, stories that also teach children how to handle challenging situations :
The Lorax –Teaches children the need to be environmentally conscious
Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Teaches children how to remain positive when faced with adversity
The Cat in the Hat – Teaches children about responsibility and honesty
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! –Teaches children that reading is a useful tool to acquire knowledge
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street – Teaches children to be imaginative
Have you also heard of the THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON? It will be a fun day on March 2nd; set your DVR there will be lots of Cat in the Hat (check local listings).
They will feature two brand new episodes, “Seasons – Spring and Summer/Fall and Winter,” which takes the Cat, Nick and Sally on a journey through the four seasons, and “When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently,” in which Nick and Sally explore what it means to grow up and learn that trying a different approach can sometimes be the best way to solve a problem. The marathon will also include encore presentations of “Hooray for Hair/Ice Is Nice” and “Chasing Rainbows/Follow the Prints.”
Twitter party Alert:
If you love Twitter parties, be sure to mark the PBS KIDS party on your calendar! It will be a ton of fun and super cool prizes.
When : Thursday, March 1 from 9 -10 p.m.
How about a Giveaway? I have 2 amazing prize packs to Giveaway to my lucky readers; enter below for your chance to win one of the prize packs.
Each prize pack includes:
$25 Gift Certificate to the PBS.com store
Wings and Things DVD
Cat in the Hat 3D Book
We received the product for posting; all opinions are 100% our own and no other compensation was nor will be received; Facebook is not associated with this giveaway and is hereby released from any and all liability. This giveaway is hosted by the wonderful people at Random House for the books and NCircle Entertainment for the DVDs.