March 2 – Dr. Seuss Day

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, in 1904, Dr. Seuss has become one of the world’s most beloved children’s author and illustrator. Beginning with And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street published in 1936, Dr. Seuss became a household name and his characters loved by children around the world. Dr. Seuss became famous for his funny rhymes and his made-up words. The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957 became his most famous book. How the Grinch Stole Christmas was also published in that year. Later, Dr. Seuss also worked on making movies of his favorite stories for television. Dr. Seuss published 44 children’s books in his lifetime. The last book he wrote was for adults, it was called You’re Only Old Once. Dr. Seuss died at the age of 87 in 1991.

Children can learn more about the man and his work through the many biographies written for children, including…

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Dr. Seuss written by Charlotte Guillain (2012)

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Dr. Seuss written by Cheryl Calrson (2005)

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Dr. Seuss written by Dana Meachen Rau (2003)

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