Can you write a good story in 5 minutes? That was the challenge during the Creative Writing program for teens here at the Camden Point Branch. One young lady won our little contest by writing an imaginative history about Dr. Seuss. Here is her story:
Dr. Seuss came from a place called Cramer County. His two best friends were Sally and Sue. His address was 101 10th Street. His friends lived on either side of him.
His pet elephant was named Carly. She slept in an elephant-shaped bed that was neon green.
MCPL has a secret mascot. The branch this mascot lives in is a………. secret. What is this mascot? Hmmmm. Would you like some hints? Well then, here are a few. The mascot is tall, slightly fluffy, cute, and has a long, long tail. Do you know yet? No? Need more clues? Hmmmm. This mascot is furry, well mannered, AND loves to speak in rhyme. Got it? No? Hmmmm. Okay, big red tie, tall red and white hat! Yes, it’s the Cat In The Hat, and he is coming back!
Our Weston storytime kids will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday two days early! At our regular storytime on Wednesday, February 29, we will be reading some of the Dr. Seuss classics and having a drawing for a copy of The Lorax. The fun will begin at 10:00 a.m. It will be a rhyming good time!
The children clapped their hands, and their smiles told us they were ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with our first book, Green Eggs and Ham, during storytime at Red Bridge on the first day of March. It was fun watching some of the boys, girls, and parents verbally follow the story as it was being read.