Dr Seuss would have celebrated his 108th birthday yesterday (3 Mar 2012). Schools all across America have celebrated the late birthday of Dr Seuss by holding book readings across the country.
Schools such as De Anza Magnet Elementary School in California celebrated the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who had been born 108 years ago, and died in 1991. Celebrating with a reading and a book giveaway, headmistress Terri Mason stated: 'It's a great way to get kids excited (to) read books'.
Even librarian Socorro Acosta was dressed up as Dr. Seuss' 'The Cat in the Hat'. Many schools across the world took part in the festivities, as part of a scheme to encourage young people to read more.
However, this was all ironic considering that it was the same day that Zac Efron was asked about dropping a condom at the premiere of new Dr Seuss adaptation 'The Lorax'. When asked about the incident on Matt Lauer's 'Today' Show, Efron stated that he 'never really had a pocket-checking policy when I was going on the red carpet before, but now we've fully instated one'. Efron amusingly agreed that the 'better to be safe than sorry' message that he was sending was actually 'a great message to add to the many messages of the film'.
'The Lorax' is out in cinemas across the UK on July 27th (2012).