(With apologies to Dr. Seuss.)
Hey, hey, what do you know,
The late Dr. Seuss has a birthday on Friday -- that's so.
But even now at one hundred and eight
the kids this fine man are sure to relate.
He wrote books for young ones, but his message was bigger,
his tales turned into movies, musicals, TV shows, go figure.
There's Yertle the Turtle, the Lorax, the Grinch,
Just read all the stories, it's really a cinch.
There's a very good reason
That reading a Seuss book is now back in season.
On the day of his birth,
Read Across America Day is annually unearthed.
So on Friday March the second,
Stop what you're doing,
And pick up a Seuss book, that literary shoo-in.
That's all that you do.
Spread some laughs and good cheer,
Or hey, watch a movie or two.
So don't put it off, go on and get to it,
You'll be glad you did. It's a snap to get through it.
Watch the Rev. Jesse Jackson read from "Green Eggs and Ham."