Students at Lovell Elementary School were in for a treat when one of their favorite storybook characters, the “Cat in the Hat,” paid a visit to their school on Wednesday, April 9.
The Cat was there to honor its creator Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday. The Cat visited students after receiving numerous handwritten letters from them asking her to visit their school.
The event, which is jointly sponsored by the Wyoming Education Association (WEA) and the Read Across America program, is designed to promote reading. The Cat, played by WEA president Kathy Vetter, made quite an impression on the students, visiting personally with each grade level and putting on quite a show.
Many of the students and staff members dressed for the occasion as characters from the famous children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Some even participated in the performance. The book was first published in 1957 and remains a classic. The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat and a host of other crazy characters, which the children seem to thoroughly enjoy portraying.
by Patti Carpenter