Celebrating Dr. Suess at Literacy Night

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Last night the kids and I went up to their school for a Literacy Night in celebration of Dr. Suess’s birthday.  It was a lot of fun.  There were six “bedtime stories” to listen to and then everyone had milk and cookies in the cafeteria.

We only had time to listen to three of the stories but Alex and Mac enjoyed each one.

The first was Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss, which the kids really enjoyed because you get to make lots of silly sounds:

The next book was Goodnight, My Angel: a Lullaby by Billy Joel.  After the reading the teacher played the musical version which was very sweet:

The last story we listened to was Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss.  Alex was familiar with this one but Mac said he had never heard it before.  It was very funny as well as poignant in several spots — Horton is such a loyal, devoted elephant!

We didn’t have time to get to the rooms for Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner (a book we read this past winter and the kids really enjoyed), Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom Deluise,  and The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Paul Bright.

But we had a wonderful time celebrating books and reading and Dr. Suess!

If you have kids, what is one of your kids favorite childrens books?  Which one is your favorite from when you were a kid or more recently?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
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  1. My daughter really liked the Madeline series. My son loved Seuss.

    Have a great day!

  2. That looks like so much FUN! Wish they did something like that here! I love all the Dr. Seuss books – and as a kid I had a special Fairy Tales book that my grandmother gave me that I still have to this day. :)
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  3. My 4 year old loves the Curious George stories and Where The Wild Things Are.

  4. My boys loved that Dr.Seuss!! I saved those books along with little Critter books, for my ‘someday’ grandchildren!! :-)

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  5. Sounds like lots of fun. I loved Dr. Seuss as a child and I love how children get so excited about reading these kinds of books. It is a good intro to a life long passion for reading.
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  6. There are way too many to list!! I love books and already have a little library started for Alex!! Thanks for stopping by Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s!
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  8. My kids & I love Sandra Boynton books when they are real young then all the Dr Seuss as they get older. I do love Oh the Place You’ll Go.

  9. I love Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks
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  10. My kids love love love Dr Seuss.

    One of their fave is Green Eggs and Ham. But we don’t have one fave. We simply love books and gobble them all!
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  11. My son’s favorite is Go Dog Go by Dr. Suess…he reads it to our cat…and she listens! :) It is adorable.
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  12. My son loved Curious George and my favorite was “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman
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  13. This sounds lovely!!! My son’s school sponsored a Book Swap and he picked out a book that he absolutely loves (finally!!!)… hugs, antonella :-)

  14. My four-year old daughter loves Green Eggs and Ham and can read it herself now :)
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  15. we read curious george…
    and pretty much all kids books we can get!
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  16. HI Marie, you have more than one questions here. :-) LOL. You could have joined Thursday Two Questions with us.
    I have a lot of Dr. Suess books for my kids, now my youngest is into watching the Cat in The Hat on TV! Yes, it’s fantastic.
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  17. Oh my child also enjoy reading books of Dr. Suess but his school did not celebrate the Dr. Suess’s birthday.
    He read Madeline series all the time
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