Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Let’s Read.

Dr. Seuss

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

~ Dr. Seuss


Theodore Seuss Geisel was born today in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended Dartmouth College and Oxford.  He was a perfectionist in his work and he would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book.  Geisel’s first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times before it was finally published by Vanguard Press in 1937. The Cat in the Hat was published in 1957.  Green Eggs and Ham in 1960.  (Could it have been that long ago?)  Geisel’s birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day.


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  1. Where did all the time go, David? Hopefully into great memories!

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  2. My Fave! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss…to celebrate..watch one of his movies YAY! My form of morning cartoon
    Happy Saturday David !

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  3. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness and commented:
    My fondest memories of growing up are the times my dad spent reading Dr. Seuss to me. I think my love of language and media comes from those times. Dr. Seuss was a gift to us all…

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  4. I have to think he is one of the most quoted authors of our time. Thanks for the lesson.

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  5. Everybody loves Dr. Seuss!

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  6. And I still love “Green Eggs And Ham”/It matters not how old I am.

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  7. He said, “Oh, the places we’ll go!” And was he ever right! Thanks for the smile, happy Saturday!

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  8. And To Think That i Saw It on Mulberry Street was probably my favorite bedtime story. It was his longest and took the longest to read…..happy Birthay Dr. Seuss!

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  9. I so love Dr Seuss 🙂
    By the way, I’ve just nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award http://sarahpotterwrites.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-illuminating-blogger-award/

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  10. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    I think I have all those books memorized… they just get stuck in the brain.

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  11. Reblogged this on Gay Rights/Conversion Therapy.

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  12. MakeSomethingMondays says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize the books were published that long ago. Thank you so much for sharing this 😀

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  13. lkanigan says:

    Amazing writer & truly one of a kind. Luke’s preschool actually had green eggs & ham on Friday.

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  14. I love Dr. Seuss. I recently gave a few of his books away as gifts at a conference. The adult audience so enjoyed reading them. They are full of such interesting thoughts 🙂

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