Sunday, March 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist best known for his classic children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. His books have become staples for many children and their parents. Among Dr. Seuss' trademarks were his rhyming text and his outlandish creatures. He wrote and illustrated 44 children's books. Many of his books have been adapted into short animated programs. His books The Cat in the Hat, The Grinch and Horton Hears a Who! have been adapted into feature films, and the musical Seussical is an adaption of all his books. Today, Dr. Seuss would have been 104.

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, read your favorite Seuss books, take a virtual tour of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial, or learn a bit of Seuss trivia (for example, did you know the German name Seuss is pronounced "zoice" like voice, instead of like juice with an "S"?). For fun Dr. Seuss games, check out Seussville. Also, check out this great list for Seuss crafts, treats, and other Seuss activities for today and everyday.


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