Monday, March 4, students at the Kermit Nickerson Elementary School in Swanville observed what would have been the 109th birthday of American writer, poet and cartoonist Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Geisel, who was born March 2, 1904, penned the classic tales "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Horton Hears a Who," to name just a few.

As part of the celebration, substitute teacher and volunteer Dan Horton came to school dressed as Geisel's character named Horton, an elephant who first became known to readers in "Horton Hatches an Egg," and later for hearing the tiny creatures residing on a speck of dust in "Horton Hears a Who."

Horton, while in the guise of the fictional pachyderm, read "Horton Hatches an Egg" to students in grades K-2.