Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown Elementary School breakfast and lunch had foods named after Dr. Seuss stories, such as strawberry milk named “pink ink“ during breakfast and lunch, a reference to the pink ink the Yink drinks in “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.“ Pictured are, from left, Madison Eckert, Angelina Rusu and Breston Smith enjoying their green eggs and ham.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Elementary School decorated their cafeteria in Dr. Seuss decorations for the author's birthday anniversary celebration on March 2.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Along with a special breakfast and lunch, each of the Austintown Elementary School students received a Dr. Seuss pencil for the school's birthday celebration for the author. Pictured are, from left, John and Ben with their Suess pencils.
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Elementary School had green eggs and ham for breakfast on the birthday anniversary of Dr. Seuss. They had other Seussian treats, such as “fresh-fresher” fruit, named from his book “Oh Say Can You Say?“
Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Elementary School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2 with breakfast and lunch meals inspired by his work. Pictured are, from left, Kayden Aye, Evan Kessler and Donovan Cosick.
By ZACK SHIVELY
Austintown Elementary School celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2 with a couple of meals inspired by his work.
Students ate green eggs and ham at breakfast, a meal taken from the name of one of the famous Dr. Seuss stories, and zorny zorn dogs at lunch, named after Mt. Zorn from “Happy Birthday to You” by Dr. Seuss.
According to scholar Philip Nel’s biography on Seuss on Seussville.com, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Giesel on March 2, 1904. Seussville is a website created by Random House, the company that publishes his works.
Along with the green eggs and ham, the students ate “fresh-fresher” fruit, named from “Oh Say Can You Say?,“ and “flat hat and jam” and “loosey juicy,” which are named like a Seussian rhyme.
The lunch also had more Suess-based foods. The students ate “green thneeds,” “Brown Bar-ba-loot cookies“ and “truffulo tufts with Swomee Swan sauce,” all named after characters and objects in “The Lorax.“ They also had apple juice that they called “Birthday Apple Seuss.“
Both breakfast and lunch featured a choice of milk with Seuss-style names too, such as kookie chocolate milk and whackie white milk. They also called strawberry milk “pink ink,“ a reference to the pink ink the Yink drinks in “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.“
The school decorated the cafeteria for the day. During lunch, each child received a pencil covered with Dr. Seuss characters. The students also voted whether or not they liked green eggs and ham.
Nel states the renowned children’s author began writing under the name Dr. Seuess, originally Dr. Theophrastus Seuss, during college after the dean banned him from submitting writings and illustrations in the school magazine under his name.
Seuss wrote his first children’s story with 1937’s “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulburry Street.“ He authored 66 books in his career, including “Green Eggs & Ham,” the book from which the school made their main morning meal. It is also his best-selling work, according to Nel.