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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Theodor Geisel was born on this day in 1904, and as far as I’m concerned it should be a national holiday.

Originally getting in trouble for his sense of humor with the school paper Geisel went on to win an Oscar for short subject. After working in advertising he rose to a challenge of writing a book to help kids learn to read, and the rest is history.

I read today because of this great man. The first books I ever owned were his. Sneetches and Yertle and Horton were a part of my childhood, and this was before seeing the cartoons. Grinch is a part of our vocabulary and culture. Even today millions of children are still discovering his books. I still read the books and buy copies for youngsters I know. I have a whole shelf full of the stuffed animals based on his characters. Partof who I am is because of this genius.

So thank you sir and happy birthday.

Looking for a place to go a celebrate the great man? He has a park dedicated to him!
The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Park

The Cool Random House
Dr. Seuss website here