SANTA FE SPRINGS – Eggs taste better when they’re green. Just ask Sam I Am – or second-grader Armando Caldera – who hungrily dug into a plate of green eggs and ham Friday morning at Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School. “Green eggs are better because they’re green, and they’re good,” he said. “And it’s in the book, so it’s just better than the regular stuff.” Armando and hundreds of other students and their parents were treated to the special breakfast during the Santa Fe Springs school’s Read Across America day, a national celebration of reading timed to honor the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss, which was Thursday. After breakfast, more than 90 “guest readers” read their favorite Dr. Seuss books to students in their classrooms – including members of the Los Nietos School District school board and the Santa Fe Springs City Council, and state Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk. Dressed as the Cat in the Hat, Principal Jonathan Vasquez explained the serious message behind the silly menu. “We’re only trying to promote the love of reading,” he said. “That’s why we have people from the community come in to talk about their love of reading. And students should keep that love and passion alive.” School resource specialist Carroll McCrory, who organized the event, said the guest readers who visited classrooms were augmented by other reading activities planned for the day by teachers. “We hope it inspires students to write their own books,” McCrory said. “We want them to realize that Theodore Geisel, which is Dr. Seuss’ real name, was a regular person like them, and they can be an author by writing down their experiences and sharing it with other people.” Parent Gloria Arriaga, 33, said she rarely has time to enjoy a weekday breakfast with her daughter, Estrellita. “And it’s also important to try not to lose the tradition of Dr. Seuss,” Arriaga said. “We’re all busy, but we should always try to make time to do this with our kids.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!