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Children's author turns 110 today

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March 2nd is known as National Read Across America Day in honor of children's author and illustrator Dr. Seuss.
The famous creator would have turned 110 today.

Last Friday, Roosevelt Elementary students in Scottsbluff took part in several activities related to books by Dr. Seuss.

Students participated in a sock relay races and decorated bookbags.

Volunteers also spent part of the day reading to the students.

One volunteer who dressed up as the Cat and the Hat says this weekend is a way to encourage kids of all ages to read in a fun way.
"He's such a big deal," said Briana Vallejo. "When I was here younger, I was reading Dr. Seuss books and he gave me an opportunity to use my imagination and think outside the box and he's pretty quirky and it's awesome that he's been around this long."
Student Lilliana Rivera talks about her favorite book by the author. "I like about Dr. Seuss because he rhymes, he's funny and my favorite book by him is The Cat in the Hat."

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