“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
How appropriate that this year UK World Book Day falls on the Birthday of the legendary Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born today March 2 in 1904 in Springfield, MA. The pen nameDr. Seuss was developed during his years at Dartmouth College and the University of Oxford. His first jobs were mainly that of an illustrator, working for such companies as Time magazine, Vanity Fair, and Life. Our beloved Dr. Seuss later became a famous American writer and illustrator; who we know as the author of famous children’s books such as The Cat in The Hat, Oh The Places You Will Go, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Green Egg’s and Ham
“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
Horton Hears a Who!
“A persons a person no matter how small.”
The list goes on, and on. I have honestly never read a book by Dr. Seuss
that I did not like, let alone love.
His brilliance and charm have always captured my heart, as well as many others (of all ages and backgrounds.) I believe his clever and inspiring words will continue to have a profound effect on the literary minds of children, the world of education, and serve as an inspiration to those needing to get back to the basics.
Fun Fact: During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army where he produced several short films, including Design for Death, which later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature
Please share about your Dr. Seuss experiences, books you love,
quotes that inspire you, etc.
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”