A Seussical Start to Summer Reading

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Although school is officially out for summer, students throughout the Lynbrook Public Schools received a jump start on reading with the help of Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss’s Super-Dee-Dooper Bus Tour on June 26. The event corresponded with the district’s 2018 summer reading program, “Get Lost In A Book.”

Parked across from Lynbrook High School, Dr. Seuss’s Super-Dee-Dooper Bus featured interactive activities for students to partake in and encouraged the children to read with their Dr. Seuss’s Word Challenge. To celebrate the new publication “Dr. Seuss’s 100 First Words,” Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises launched the word challenge this summer, asking children across the country to read with the hope of reaching 100 million words nationwide. Children have the opportunity to track their process online to be in the running for the grand prize of a Carnival Cruise vacation package. Attendees had the opportunity to sign up for the challenge while visiting the bus and each child who stopped by the event generously received a free book courtesy of Random House. 

The event brought students from across the district together, fueling their love of reading. Administrators also showed their support by greeting family members and students during the event. On the wall of the bus, students completed puzzles, wrote down their good deeds and used a large magnifying glass to help Horton find the missing Whos. A tent was set up outside of the bus which featured bean bag chairs and a table for children to color, complete word searches and sit back and read. In addition, a special appearance by The Cat in the Hat allowed the students to greet the lovable character and take photos to commemorate the event.