Mahoney called Avi, a children’s book author, “(a)n artist with words,” and added that the short story collection “will touch the emotions and creativity of any (age) reader.”
But the man on whose birthday Read Across America Day is observed, Dr. Seuss, is the perennial favorite of Mary Giudice of Oneonta.
“Many years ago when I (baby-)sat children, I would read the many books of Dr. Seuss,” Giudice wrote.
During quiet time, Giudice wrote, she would ask what book her charges wanted to read first. “Always and always their response was ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’” according to Giudice.
“For these little pre-schoolers, I’d have to say our reading time and especially ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ was their favorite and mine too to this day,” Giudice wrote. “Thank you, Dr. Seuss.”