March 2, 2010: Thing 2, The Cat In The Hat, and Thing 1 wave to children in the audience as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on. Obama celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) 2010 Read Across America Day by reading The Cat In The Hat to elementary school students at the Library of Congress.
Obama greets some of the 200 students present at the event, all clad in traditional red-and-white striped Dr. Seuss hats.
The First Lady also took questions from the audience.
Obama listens as Education Secretary Arne Duncan reads Horton Hears A Who! to the students.
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and the First Lady.
Obama reads “The Cat In The Hat.”