Seuss on the loose in Swanville

By Tanya Mitchell | Mar 08, 2013
Photo by: Tanya Mitchell Kermit Nickerson School substitute teacher and volunteer Dan Horton, dressed as the Dr. Seuss character Horton the elephant, reads "Horton Hatches and Egg" to students in kindergarten and first grade as part of the school's observation of the author's 109th birthday Monday, March 4.

Swanville — 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.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Faith L Garrold | Mar 08, 2013 13:01

Way to go Dan!!!  We have to stay young at heart.  I am sure the kids will never forget their visit from Horton!  Congratulations!!!  I continue to KNOW that small schools are best!


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