Read Across America Week brings Cat in the Hat to Rogers

At Rogers Elementary's Read Across America Week event, from left, are: Sherry McCarthy, Principal Patrick Keenoy and
Becky Roesch.

At Rogers Elementary’s Read Across America Week event, from left, are: Sherry McCarthy, Principal Patrick Keenoy and Becky Roesch.

The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two recently greeted students outside Rogers Elementary School to celebrate Read Across America Week.

Read Across America is an annual celebration conducted at schools across the country to note the March 2 birthday of children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, according to a news release

At Rogers, Principal Patrick Keenoy wore a black cat suit and a tall, red-and-white striped hat. Office Administrative Assistants Sherry McCarthy and Becky Roesch each wore full length red suits and bright blue wigs as Cat in the Hat assistants Thing One and Thing Two.

Students were pleasantly surprised to see the Dr. Seuss characters giving high-fives and hugs as students arrived outside the building for another school day, the release stated.

Seuss penned such famous children’s books as “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Lorax” and “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.”

This year marks the 17th anniversary of Read Across America Week.