Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

dr_seuss325pxI first discovered Dr. Seuss when I was 5 years old and in kindergarten. Our bookshelf contained “The Cat in the Hat”, “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back”, “Horton Hears a Who”, “Green Eggs and Ham”, and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and perhaps a few others that I can’t recall for sure.

Born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, MA, he was a poet, writer and cartoonist who published 46 children’s books in his lifetime.

In 1997, the National Education Association designated National Read Across America Day as a day to celebrate reading and to be held on the school day closest to March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.


Dr. Seuss passed away on September 24, 1991 in La Jolla, CA at the age of 87. But he still lives on in all the wonderful children’s books he wrote and published.


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