This year, on March 2nd, the annual celebration sponsored by the National Education Association known as “Read Across America” has an especially big treat in store for kids of all ages. Read Across America is a once a year event that is marked by schools, teachers and educators throughout the nation, and is designed to celebrate the love of books and reading. This unique day was created just to get kids really excited about books! This special event has been traditionally celebrated on the birthday of one of the all time greatest authors of children’s literature–Dr. Seuss, of course. This year, as a very unique and special treat, one of the most beloved books written by Dr. Seuss has been made into a much anticipated feature film that you and your kids can get really excited about. “The Lorax”, in theatres on March 2, is the story of a fictional town named Sneedville that is entirely made of plastic and artificial things, without a single flower, tree or any nature whatsoever. Enjoy an exciting “green” journey into the world of the Lorax, as 12-year old Ted tries to win the affection of his crush, Audrey whose big dream is to one day see a real tree. Enjoy all the crazy fun as the kids discover the world of the Lorax and follow him on his noble mission to save the world of nature and hopefully change the future forever!
“The Lorax”, created by the same imaginative filmmakers as “Despicable Me,” has a heavy hitting and all-star cast featuring the voices of Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Betty White and Ed Helms.
Your kids will be thrilled and excited to delve into the whimsical shenanigans of another one of Dr. Seuss’ greatest stories. This film shows Dr. Seuss, as you’ve never seen him before. “The Lorax” is a crazy, go-green adventure that will take you and your kids on a made to “make you think”, wild ride that both adults and children will enjoy.
You won’t want to miss out on this unique chance to celebrate the love of reading as well as books with your kids by getting into the spirit of Read Across America. Schools all over the nation will be sponsoring various events as part of the festivities. This event also sparks the perfect opportunity for you to pick up a book and read it to a child! Dr. Seuss has many wonderful stories in addition to “The Lorax” that your kids will enjoy as well, including the infamous “Cat in the Hat” series that traditionally has been the theme of this special reading celebration. Get into “Read Across America” with Dr. Seuss and the National Education Association as we all celebrate and embrace the joy of reading! It’s a great day to read a book!