Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss.
That was the theme of a recent event at Northern Essex Community College, where local children listened to adults read stories by the famous author.
Author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. In honor of the literary genius who wrote “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “The Lorax”, “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” and “Fox in Socks” — to name a few of his works — the college’s Alumni Office invited the children of Little Sprouts, a child care center on NECC’s Haverhill campus, to a celebration in the David Hartleb Technology Center.
After a reading of “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” by NECC staff members, the children enjoyed a breakfast of Dr. Seuss “hat”-themed fruit skewers, green eggs and ham sandwiches, yogurt, and juice.
Each child received a copy of the book "Green Eggs and Ham.''
Among those reading to the children were NECC President Lane Glenn, Vice President of Administration and Finance David Gingerella, Early Childhood Education Professor Deirdre Budzyna, ECE student Kim Dyment, Little Sprouts teacher Jessica Collins and NECC Enrollment/Academic Counselor Vengerflutta Smith.