BROWNSVILLE — On Monday, H.E.B. celebrated the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's first children's book with an in store reading hour for thirty first graders.
The group of children, from Robert Martin elementary, got to meet Brownsville native and writer Oscar Casares who read his favorite Dr. Seuss book to the children. The event was part of H.E.B.'s Read 3 Program which encourages parents to read to their children at least three times a week. Casares says inspiring children to develop a love for reading at a young age is something he enjoys doing, "The interesting thing was that I didn't read that much when I was their age any of these kids could probably out read me when I was in the first grade. To be able to come back and read to them, for me, it was almost putting my own life in rewind and starting over and trying to imagine it from their eyes."
The reading also kicked off a six week book drive for H.E.B. and if you would like to donate a new or used children's book at any H.E.B. store.