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Cat in the Hat Visits Alexandria

A life-size Cat in the Hat visited elementary schools across ACPS on Monday for Read Across America Day. The Dr. Seuss character was greeted by squeals from excited kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Patrick Henry Elementary School and George Mason Elementary School.

The Cat, alias ACPS chief of staff Tammy Ignacio, read Green Eggs and Ham out of a rocking chair to groups of children who could not stop licking their lips at the mention of the food. “Read Across America was so much fun, I wish I could be The Cat in the Hat every day. Unfortunately, I can’t and it’s back to normal tomorrow. But it was good for a day,” Ignacio said.

Read Across America is a way to celebrate the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and encourage children to read more.

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