Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
February 28, 2012
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known under his pen name Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. If he were still alive today, he would be 108 years old!
Dr. Seuss published 46 children’s books. They are recognizable by his use of rhyme and trisyllabic meter. Many of the characters of his books are beloved by adults and children alike. Some of his most popular titles are, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Horton Hears a Who. His book on environmental issues, The Lorax, will be released in theaters to correspond with his birthday. Many of his other books have been adapted into movies, television specials, and even a Broadway musical.
The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day is celebrated each year on the birthday of Dr. Seuss as well. For thirteen years, this year-round program has focused on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. At the library, we’ve been reading The Lorax at storytime and are excited to be participating in Read Across America.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go." –Dr. Seuss
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