I think this is the third year we have gone to the annual open book festival at the downtown library. Some friends joined us this year. Boothe was absolutely smitten by all the characters except for the Cat in the Hat. She wouldn't go near her/him. Looks like a woman but I had always thought the Cat was male. Maybe this character looked a little too human for Boothe because she couldn't get close enough to all of the others. We also saw a puppet show that morning and wanted to see a little bit of the Jim Gill (children's singer) performance but the ND game that day started at noon so we had to hurry home.