BENNINGTON --

Local schools including Bennington Elementary and Monument Elementary celebrated the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel -- a.k.a. Dr. Seuss -- this week.

The writer, artist, poet and cartoonist was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Mass. and died in 1991.

His legend and talent lives on in his myriad creative children's books including "The Cat in the Hat," "The Lorax," and "Green Eggs and Ham."

Bennington Elementary held a Dr. Seuss Night on Thursday. Students and parents attended readings of Dr. Seuss books, videos and other festivities. Characters including The Cat in The Hat and Mary Poppins were also in attendance. All students went home with a free book of their choosing.

Monument Elementary School students Ian Printz and Killian Kervan enjoy a moment with The Cat in the Hat.
Monument Elementary School students Ian Printz and Killian Kervan enjoy a moment with The Cat in the Hat. (Supplied photo)

Monument Elementary also had a visit from The Cat in the Hat this week on its Cat in the Hat Day.