"I learned to read at an early age, so out of all the students in my first grade class, I was allowed to check out books, an honor I never forgot. I remember my librarian, Mrs. Anderson, saving a book for me and saying, 'Look, Jane! A new book by Dr. Seuss!' It was How theGrinch Stole Christmas, a book I read every year to all the students in my own library, pleased to be carrying on the wonderful tradition of librarians everywhere: sharing the delight of a good book."