Theodor Seuss Geisel (an American writer, poet, and cartoonist) was born March 2, 1904. He wrote under the pen names of Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSeig, and in one case, Rosetta Stone. His first book, And to Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street, was published in 1937. He wrote and illustrated over forty children’s books, which inspired eleven children’s television specials, a Broadway musical, and a feature length motion picture.
This year marks the 17th annual Read Across America celebration in honor of the famed Dr. Seuss's Birthday and to promote the love of reading! Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating successful, lifelong readers. Research shows us that children who are driven to spend more time reading for pleasure perform better in school.