Friday, March 1st is National Read Across America Day, held annually on or near the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

By the time... of his death in 1991, Dr Seuss had written and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books had been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies had found their way into homes and hearts around the world.

Generations of Americans have grown up and learned to read on Dr. Seuss' books, so his birthday was a logical time to celebrate reading and to promote the love of reading with your kids!

In commemoration of the day, and because I love to read, I'll be reading to classes of students at Slaybaugh School in Egg Harbor Township on Friday, March 1st and Roland Rogers School in Monday, March 4th. If your kids go to either of these schools, please tell them if they see me, not to.... "Hop on Pop"!