"Green Eggs and Ham" feast kicks off reading week

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter



Green Eggs & Ham event

We have photos from the annual Beaches-sponsored "Green Eggs & Ham" event that honors Dr. Seuss while feeding the unusual foods to local school children.

Elementary pupils from Vancouver-area grade schools experienced a new take Monday on Dr. Seuss's famous "Green Eggs and Ham" childrens' book by taking a taste of green scrambled eggs catered by Vancouver's Beaches Restaurant & Bar.

Beaches restaurant, along with a host of volunteers, dishes up the real version of the fictional meal each year to hundreds of curious (but not always courageous) students at local elementary schools as part of weeklong Read Across America.

The event to promote reading and literacy coincides with the March 2 birthday of author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as "Dr. Seuss." He would have been 108 this year.