Editor’s note: A celebration of the birthday of Dr. Seuss took place Friday at the Fairfield Civic Center Library and the Fairfield-Cordelia Library. Volunteer readers took turns entertaining the children in attendance.
FAIRFIELD — They came in their jackets. They came in their shoes.
They squiggled and wiggled. Some sat in groups of two.
The children were there to celebrate a birthday, 109, to be exact, of an author whose stories seem to attract.
It was a man they listened to, wearing a red-and-white striped hat, the one who was reading, there while he sat.
He shared stories from Dr. Seuss, rhyming ones that seemed to amuse.
Characters like Yertle the Turtle and Gertrude McFuzz, all came to life, some with some buzz.
After the man had read many wonderful words, he stood, took off his hat, He thanked the children and stopped for a chat.
The children then scrambled to make some fine art. The mayor of Fairfield soon walked out the door, with an even warmer heart.
For Aidan Rouse, his favorite, “Green Eggs and Ham,” he did not hear, but he didn’t shed a tear.
Rather, along with his sister Emma Rouse, he made a Cat in the Hat mask. It seemed to be an easy task for the big brother and his sister, who loves the Lorax.
Dr. Seuss stories would be read most of the day. By community members, including a DJ.
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