I’m a mom. With an almost four-year-old. Dr. Seuss is a major part of our lives. I can recite the entire texts of Oh, the Places You’ll Go, The Sneetches and The Cat in the Hat by memory, right this very second, without opening a single book.
I’m a mom. On a budget. This means that I go to Target pretty much ALL. THE. TIME. It’s easy, it’s cheap and I can (usually) get everything in one shot. The last time I went with my boys (both big and little) in tow, I had to guide Jason to the right checkout line. “No, not 13, that’s Yovonne – she’s slow as molasses. 9? Are you crazy? Raul is super nice but he can’t work that scanner to save his life! Hmm, let’s see… oh there’s Pat! She’s good! Head for #8, quick before someone else beats us there!”
This weekend, my great love for all things Seuss and my dedication to the red-and-white circles of Target are getting married and having a baby. That baby is called Dr. Seuss Storytime and it will take place from 9 to 11 this Saturday at EVERY Target location.
Now, I’ve never been to a family event at Target and I’m not really sure how it will work exactly — but it’s free, easy, and falls right around the time that I’d probably be shopping at Target anyway, so it kind of feels like a must.
Check out Target’s Read Across America site for event information, some fun Seuss activities (I took the “Which Dr. Seuss character are you?” quiz and was, appropriately, Sam-I-Am) and more details about the program itself.
Happy reading, y’all!
P.S. Even if you can’t make this particular event, it’s good to note that Target’s offering 2-for-$10 discounts on featured Dr. Seuss books through March 15. It’s a great chance to stock up for yourself or for someone else; we already own every Dr. Seuss story ever written but we’re almost certain to buy a couple anyway, and donate them to local charities. Any Baby Can and the Austin Children’s Shelter are a couple that come to mind.