Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With Free Goodies at Target on March 3

A plush “Cat in the Hat” toy is displayed next to “What Pet Should I Get?,” the latest book by Dr. Seuss, on July 28, 2015 at a bookstore in Concord, N.H.

When I was a kid, there was this thing that we did.

We read lots of books, in library nooks,

We read about Wockets that hid in our pockets,

And how Horton hatches,

And Cats wearing hats-es.

On Saturday morning,

Target honors the borning,

Of the doctor who penned,

Those wacky books from back when,

We’d want Green Eggs and Ham in the morning.

Target Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

I once got into a heated debate over what makes “good” poetry. I was lectured that rhyme and meter mattered less than deep social issues and personal anguish.

I said, “What about Dr. Seuss? Millions of people have grown up loving the books of Theodore Geisel. How can that impeccable silliness not be ‘good’ poetry?”

They were stumped. I won.

Apparently Target agrees, because this Saturday, March 3, select Target stores will host a Dr. Seuss birthday party. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature read-along story time and a big-book version of “Green Eggs and Ham.”

The kids will leave with more than just memories and giggles. Target will give them some freebies, like an activity book and a Dr. Seuss’ ABC poster with stickers.

What parent doesn’t want their kids to fall in love with the books they loved as a kid? And what kid doesn’t love stickers?

When I checked my area for participating stores, almost every Target store in the area popped up, so it seems likely that your local Target will also honor Fox in Socks and Sneetches and Grinches this Saturday morning.

A read-along morning,

Could never be boring,

With chortles, with chuckles.

With squiggles, with wiggles,

Dr. Seuss’ birthday,

Is guaranteed giggles!

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.