One of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time would have turned 109 on Saturday. Kids at Eddington Elementary School are doing something special to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Ask a kid about Dr. Seuss and here’s a sample of what you’ll hear. ” Dr. Seuss really likes to rhyme and tries to make things as funny as he can in his books,” said Cameron, a 2nd grader at Eddington Elementary. ” He makes books really silly and funny,” added Kaci, a 1st grader at the school. As part of the Read Across America Challenge, students at Eddington Elementary School are igniting their passion for reading, through Dr. Seuss. ” It’s important to get them excited to read, and to feel like readers, and to really have that solid foundation,” said Ashley Allen , a 1st grade teacher. The best part of the challenge is that the kids are enjoying it. ” They’re really funny and exciting and you never know what’s going to happen,” explained Cameron. ” He does a lot of rhyming,” added Kaci. ” When you read it, it makes you want to read more, and you can write more,” said Ryder, a 2nd grader. Everyone seems to have a favorite Dr. Seuss book. ” Green Eggs and Ham,” said Hunter, a 1st grader. ” 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” chimed in Kaci. ” I would have to say the Cat in the Hat,” added Cameron. It’s not just the little ones who get a kick out of Seuss. ” Sometimes adults like the movies and books because they’re funny and cute,” said Hunter. So Happy Birthday, Dr. S: thanks for teaching us all a Thing One or Thing Two.