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Re “Cheaha restaurant hosts Dr. Seuss-themed event” (News article, Dec. 23):

Congratulations to Cheaha State Park for hosting a Mt. Crumpit Christmas breakfast as reported and photographed by Bill Wilson.

This family friendly literacy event illustrates the enjoyment families can enjoy in relation to children’s literature. The children’s classic book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which criticizes the commercialization of Christmas, won awards and has twice been featured in Christmas specials. Despite the efforts of Grinch to ruin Christmas, the residents of Whoville still celebrated the holiday.

Hearing oral reading of literature is most beneficial to children in vocabulary development, comprehension growth as well as enjoyment of reading. Wilson wrote of the animated interpretation of the tale. Classic children’s literature can be enjoyed by all generations.

Penny J. Nielsen

Weaver