Read Across America
March 01, 2013
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.
During his career, he won 2 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and a Pulitzer. His birthday has been adopted as the annual date for the National Read Across America - an initiative, created by the National Education Association (NEA), focused on motivating children and teens to read.
You can obtain fun activities to do with your child at www.seussville.com.
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