Theodore Seuss Geisel is a famous children’s book writer from around the world. Most kids know him as Dr. Seuss. National Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on Mar. 2, which is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. When we celebrate, we do something different every day of the week. The days celebrate different characters in Dr. Seuss’s books. Children celebrate this holiday in schools. The National Education Association, NEA, is in charge of Read Across America Week and it was launched in 1998. The reason they made Read Across America is to encourage children to read.
One of Dr. Seuss’s most famous quotes is, “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr. Seuss was 87 when he passed away.
Did you know that Dr. Seuss’s first book was “And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street”?
The book was published in 1937. Dr. Seuss changed the world after publishing his books. Many families, schools, and children love to read Dr. Seuss’s books everywhere. This year, Dr. Seuss would be 117 years old!
Many years later, after the books were published, four of the books, including “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” were turned into movies! So far, people have sold 700 million Dr. Seuss books around the world. When Dr. Seuss made his first book, he was rejected by 27 publishers. But, one of them took Dr. Seuss’s book and published it. That publisher is Vanguard Press.
One of the best-known Dr. Seuss’ book is the Cat in the Hat. When you hear that, you probably think of a tall cat, wearing a red and white striped hat. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Dr. Seuss was a special person in our lives. He made us laugh and got our tongues all twisted!