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Hip Hip Hooray! It Is Time to Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss

Join us for Storytime every Friday at 10:00AM. Open to preschoolers and their friends and family. We may be working with glue, markers, paint, etc. so it may be messy.

This week we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which was last month. According to, “Theodor Seuss Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the school’s humor magazine, and studied at Oxford University. There he met Helen Palmer, his first wife and the person who encouraged him to become a professional illustrator. Back in America, Geisel worked as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines and in advertising.

The first children’s book that Geisel wrote and illustrated, “And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” was rejected by over two dozen publishers before making it into print in 1937. Geisel’s first bestseller, “The Cat in the Hat,” was published in 1957. The story of a mischievous cat in a tall striped hat came about after his publisher asked him to produce a book using 220 new-reader vocabulary words that could serve as an entertaining alternative to the school reading primers children found boring.

Other Dr. Seuss classics include ‘Yertle the Turtle,; ‘If I Ran the Circus,’ ‘Fox in Socks,’ and ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.’”

We know you love your home at Equitable Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, Apilr 7, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Jordan Creek
101 Jordan Creek Parkway Unit 12170
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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