If there’s anything we at the Office of Letters and Light love as much as writing, it’s reading. (And marmots.) So imagine our delight to learn that on this day, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) celebrate Seuss’ legacy of exceptional children’s books by encouraging people to pick up a book and read to a child.
What could be better?
Well, maybe encouraging people worldwide to pick up a book and read to a child. So that’s what we are doing today here at OLL: encouraging our participants around the world to share the love of books and reading with the nearest and/or dearest kidlet.
We also invite you to share your fondest reading memory from childhood here.
I’ll go first…
When I was a kid, I read to my dad instead of the other way around. I still have a photo documenting this nightly ritual, an inverse of the norm. I am reading animatedly from Matilda… and he is fast asleep under my pink striped duvet.
Note: The amazingly awesome coffee mug pictured above belongs to Script Frenzy Program Director Sandra. I need that mug.