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Celebrate Dr. Seuss with fun, games and reading

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss Book? “The Cat in the Hat?” “Horton Hears a Who?” Or perhaps it's “Green Eggs and Ham” that fills you with literary love? There is no denying, Dr. Seuss books are a rite of passage for children.

In my house, we have stacks of Seuss books and there always is a motive for my daughter’s bedtime choice. If she’s looking for a laugh, she’ll pick out “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!” or if she’s trying to stall bed time, her go-to is always the added pages of “The Lorax.”

Dr. Seuss books are so much fun. The silly, funny stories always come with a lesson, too. This weekend is a time to celebrate the beloved author who would have turned 112 on March 2. His books have found their way into the hearts and homes of millions of children around the world. Read them together – and Oh, the Places You’ll Go.

Here are some area celebrations.

  • Three Barnes & Noble locations have a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration planned for 11 a.m. Feb. 27. At this free event, kids can pin the tail on Horton, decorate their own Cat in the Hat hat, and enjoy story time. B&N locations hosting the celebration are 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst; Clarence Mall, 4401 Transit Road; and McKinley Mall, 3701 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell.
  • As part of the Read Across American program at the downtown Central Library, a Dr. Seuss celebration will take place at 10 a.m. March 2 and will feature stories, songs and a surprise guest or two.
  • Take a drive down the Thruway to the National Museum of Play for a Seuss celebration including Truffalo Tree limbo and Go Fish. Enjoy story readings of favorite Seuss books and crafts. The events will be  held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester. Admission is $14 ages 2 and older; under 2 are admitted free.
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