'A person's a person, no matter how small'
– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; and Children's Learning Center staff
Andy joins western-clad friends (from left) Darlene A. Warner, CLC operations assistant; Stacie L. Smith, who teaches the center's 2-year-olds; and director Linda A. Reichert.
A contingent of cowpokes enjoys Andy's visit, whether sitting still for a group photo ...
And did we mention that the green eggs were a resounding hit?
The youngsters deliver their personalized greetings and gratitude.
Horton's #1 travel rule: Properly pack your trunk when embarking on a flight of imagination!
Savage engages her audience with some purposeful monkey business, reading from "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb."
Bing Kracker animatedly fits a child with a miniature version of that trademark headwear ...
McNaul captivates a group with the tongue-tangling "Fox in Socks."
The Cat in the Hat (AKA Christie A. Bing Kracker, LEAP Center director) is joined by LEAP advisers (from left) Melissa M. Stocum, Pat M. Scheib, Allison M. Savage, Kathleen V. McNaul, Kyle W. Kern and Kaysey L. Beury.
Scheib helped a parade of photogenic subjects find just the right look.
Beury's chosen text – "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" – invites interactive sound effects.
... and goes on the level for some focused cat-to-kid conversation.
A yummy and healthy lunch ... with a much-maligned vegetable palatably included!
... or exerting boundless energy on the dance floor.
Children settle in for Kern's rendition of "Put Me in the Zoo."