Last weekend was the celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, and the Fairfield University Bookstore threw a great Cat in the Hat event, as they have done for the past several years. We've taken the kids previously, and they've had a great time - it's always lots of fun for the dozens of kids who attend. Student volunteers from Fairfield University come to read books to the kids, and the store does a raffle to give away Dr. Seuss books and toys.
This year, the Cat in the Hat was joined by our local representative, Tony Hwang, who read the Reader's Oath to the kids for the Read Across America event.
My daughters were both lucky enough to be raffle winners - in fact, Sabrina was the first name called, and her prize included a baby onesie that said "Future Reader" - so even Aerin wasn't left out. It was a great event, and it was wonderful of the University Bookstore to hold it again.
I am a freelance writer and poet with over sixty short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I review books for the ezine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my husband and three children. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on!
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