The Grinch read to children and adults last week at the University of La Verne Literacy Center as part of a three-day book fair. Or, as a university press release describes the day in verse:
On a wintry day in the late afternoon
A host of young tykes gathered up in a room.
Their parents were there, joining in on the fun
All watching and waiting for the one yet to come.
They sat and they hoped barely moving an inch
Looking up and around for to glimpse Mister Grinch.
And when he arrived, they clapped and they smiled
As he read and he spoke to each eager young child.
At the end, all were happy, both the young and the old
Having sipped the hot cocoa, meant to battle the cold
The book fair raised funds to help tutor and mentor
Local kids who rely on the Literacy Center.