Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Seuss-athon: ¡Celebre el Cumpleaños del Gato con Sombrero!

Party #2 of this week's Seuss-athon was held at the Cypress Park Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Serving a largely bilingual population, the Cypress Park Branch children's collection contains many Dr. Seuss books translated into Spanish.

¡Celebre el Cumpleaños del Gato con Sombrero! Tipping a hat to the Good Doctor's famous feline creation, the Cypress Park Branch also honored the 40th anniversary of The Cat in the Hat. ¡Viva el Gato!

The library's Seuss-celebration featured a Horton Hears a Who! craft project,

modeled here by a die-hard Seuss fan.

As if the elephant ears couldn't be topped, we were treated to the original 1970 Chuck Jones animated T.V. special, Horton Hears a Who!
Thanks to the planning and organizing of Children's Librarian Miss Alicia, we had popcorn* and fruit juice to carry us through the adventures of Horton and his "speck of dust."
Among our take-home goodies, Miss Alicia hooked us up with some Shel Silverstein tatoos. How cool is that? Yeah, I know it's not Dr. Seuss, but they're both full of nonsense. And nonsense is the best sense of all!
*Of course, no Beezelnut Oil was used in the making of the popcorn.


Nandini said...

Awww, those elephant ears are so cute on him! We haven't seen the old Horton movie, but loved the new one. Great Suess-athon you have here!

Candace Ryan said...

Thanks, Nandini! Have a look at the old Horton T.V. special if you have a chance. It's lots of fun!

smeade said...

Great blog you have here. Love all the pics. Thanks for visiting my Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss blog.


Okie Book Woman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back again anytime. I like your blog, too. Congratulations on your forthcoming picture book. That's great! Jeannie, who is currently writing a chapter book that I hope you'll be able to read someday!

Candace Ryan said...

Hi, smeade and Okie Book Woman! Thanks for checking out the Seuss-athon. I'm glad you both enjoyed it!