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Thanks to all who responded!  It was by Karen Tukua.

Hi Gang, I was asked to post this little reader's theatre I wrote a few
years back. We will be using it for our school's morning message on Dr.
Seuss's birthday, over the intercom. This message will get our Birthday
Party off to a running start. Hope you enjoy.
KarenTukua, Library Media Teacher, Cambridge Elementary School, Concord, Ca

Dr. Seuss' Birthday
A reader's theatre for three
Karen Tukua
Speaker 1: Hay guys, guess what day this is.
Speaker 2: It's Monday, the 2 of March.
Speaker 1: I know that, but its someone's birthday too. Do ya know?
Speaker 2: Your birthday?
Speaker 1: No!
Speaker 3: Your brother's?
Speaker 1: No.
Speaker 2: Your dog's!
Speaker 1: No, get serious! I'll give you a hint:
"I wish we could do what they do in Katroo.
They sure know how to say "Happy Birthday to You!"
Speaker 3: In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born
They start the day right in the bright early morn
Speaker 2: When the Birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn
And lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn.
Speaker 1: "Wake Up! For today is your Day of all Days!""
Speaker 2 & 3: DR. SEUSS!!
Speaker 1: You're right, it's Theodore Geisel's birthday.
Speaker 2: Theodore who?
Speaker 1: Ha, ha, Theodore Geisel DR. SEUSS. That Theodore! That's his real
Speaker 3: Wow, I didn't know his real name was Geisel. How old is he
Speaker 1: Lets see...he was born in 1904 and he died in 1991, that would
made him....lets see....86 years old when he died, or if we use today's
date, he
would have been 100.
Speaker 2: Wow, like Stanley Yelnets would say, "that's good math." Dr.
Seuss wrote many children's books didn't he?
Speaker 3: Yes, and he illustrated them too.
Speaker 1: He wrote in clever rhyme, made up creative creatures with silly
names and invented words like :
"They never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches,
They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches."
Speaker 2: Yah, like:
"And here comes your cake! Cooked by Snookers and Snookers,
The Official Katroo Happy Bithday Cake Cookers."
Speaker 3: He even won an award for his books.
Speaker 1: I know, I know, in 1984 the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded Dr.
Seuss a Special Citation
Speaker 2: "for his contribution over nearly half a century to the
educational and enjoyment of America's children and their parents."
Speaker 2: That's really cool! I've got an idea, lets all wish Dr. Suess a
Speaker 1 & 3: Okay!
Speakers 1, 2 & 3: Together:
"When it ends,
You're much happier,
Richer and fatter.
And the Bird flies you home
On a very soft platter.
So that's What the Birthday Bird
Does in Katroo.
And I wish
I could do
All these great things for you!"
Geisel, Theodor Seuss. Happy birthday to you! By Dr. Seuss [psedu.] NewYork,
Random House, 1959.
Geisel, Theodor Seuss. The Sneetches and other stories. By Dr. Seuss
[psedu.] New York, Random House, 1961.

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