Yesterday, March 2, was Dr. Seuss’s birthday. His full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was born in 1904. Dr. was part of his pen name and not an actual credential. But when you’re writing children’s books, is a Ph.D. really needed?
Dr. Seuss’s work is timeless, capturing the hearts and imagination of each successive generation. With his clever turn of a phrase and a penchant for rhyme and rhythm, Seuss’s words are hard to forget. I suspect that most adults can quote a line or two, maybe more.
He wrotedozens of books, many of which are well-known, being adapted for both television and big screen. Other works are less common, but still worthy of consideration.
As a salute to Seuss, why not make a trip to your local library or bookstore and get a Seuss title, one that you haven’t read (or have forgotten you’ve read). Then go share it to the next generation of Seuss enthusiasts.
Or check out his 1971 book, The Lorax, in preparation of watching the movie, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which opened on his birthday.
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