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Monte Sano Elem. Celebrates Reading With Dr. Seuss Parade

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Students across America have celebrated Read Across America with various events this week, and Huntsville students are no different.

Students at Monte Sano Elementary got outside on Thursday to celebrate reading with a Dr. Seuss parade.

Each class decorated shopping carts as floats to represent Dr. Seuss books, and students dressed as their favorite Seussical character.

Melissa Lindsey, the school's principal, says fun days like this are important.

"We have high achievers here are Monte Sano, but we want them to know that reading is important. It is enjoyable, it is fun. And, if you work hard, you can play hard."

The Read Across America activities are part of a week that pays tribute to author Theodor Seuss Geisel.  He was born on March 2, 1904, and wrote 46 children's books.