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Area students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

MARSHFIELD (WAOW)--The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish are some of the most iconic children's books of all time. Tuesday an area school created art work to celebrate the author's birthday.

Green Eggs and Ham. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Those are just some of the popular books written by Dr. Seuss. And students, like Isabella Hebert celebrated his birthday in Marshfield by making some arts and crafts.

"We are making this crazy thing called oobleck," said Hebert, who is a student at Immanuel Lutheran School in Marshfield.

Oobleck is a creation from Dr. Seuss' book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, and boy is it a mess.

"It's sticky and crazy and goofy," Hebert said.

Each student made their own creation, letting their imaginations run wild.

"It's really fun. You can do crazy things and make-up things that don't really exist," said Hebert.

"They had to draw out blue prints because it's all about the creative process," Immanuel Lutheran Art Teacher Susan Wendlandt said.

The students have been studying Dr. Seuss all year, and have even written letters to his wife.

"I think it's really cool that she's answering back to what I wrote her," Hebert said.

"They really feel a part of what they're studying because of those connections," Wendlandt said.

And as for Isabella, she says one Dr. Seuss book stands above the rest.

"The Cat in the Hat. It's really cool and funny," Hebert said.

Those students will study a different artist next year. Teachers say the focus will be on Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets.

Online Reporter: Cassandra Vinch




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