Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

      Today I learned that March 2nd (tomorrow) is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

      Dr. Seuss’ real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was born on March 2, 1904 and died on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87.

      Dr. Seuss, who published over 60 books, was an illustrator for advertisers. Forty-six of the books he published are children’s books, including the bestsellers Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Horton Hatches the Egg. When I was little, Green Eggs and Ham was one of my favorites. Dr. Seuss won more than nine awards, and Green Eggs and Ham was chosen as one of the top children’s books of all time! There are even apps for Green Eggs and Ham like this one here!

      There have been live plays and cartoons made of some of the books Dr. Seuss wrote. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this hilarious song shows how bad the Grinch is:

      You’re a mean one, Mister Grinch,
      You’re a foul one, Mister Grinch,
      You’re a nasty, wasty skunk,
      You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!
      The three words that describe you are as follows, and I quote, “Stink, Stank, Stunk!”

      The complete lyrics can be found here.

      Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss quote? The image below shows 30 quotes by Dr. Seuss:

      Some people celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday in a big way. One person made green eggs and ham to celebrate. There are even instructions on how to make green eggs and ham yourself here!

      You can learn more about Dr. Seuss here:

      P. S. I have a three-day weekend! Woo hoo! I’ll see you back here on Monday!