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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama Reads 'Green Eggs And Ham': 'I'm A Sucker For Kids' (PHOTOS)

First lady Michelle Obama--and her new haircut--stopped by the Department of Labor on Thursday to speak to employees. But the visit wasn't all work and no play. "I am also looking forward to visiting some little people here," she said. "After I speak here I'm going to go down to the childcare center, and as you know, I'm a sucker for kids."

"I told the Secretary if I can come to the childcare center, I'll be here every week," she continued. "But I'm going to get to read one of my favorite books 'Green Eggs and Ham'...Dr. Seuss." See her do exactly that below.

From the pool report:

About a dozen little kids (estimated) ages 3 - 5 sang songs while they waited for the FLOTUS -- tunes your pooler cannot get out of her head now some time later, including, "The Wheels on the Bus" and "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider." But as the first lady said, it's important to maintain energy and optimism during these tough days. And so your pool is stoic.

The kids had loads of questions for the first lady, mostly about the girls and Bo. FLOTUS said the girls like to play on their computers and enjoyed the swing set in the snow -- but in answer to one query said no, the first family does not own horses.

Bo likes chew sticks, but not pizza, it was learned. "He has never had pizza," the first lady said. Asked about her birthday, she said it's this Sunday (then stopped and asked herself if it's really this Sunday) and said she's turning 46.

The first lady read "Green Eggs and Ham, then asked the kids to promise to try new things to eat, adding curiously, in answer to a question, "I have never had a crabby patty."

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