Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Birthday of Dr. Seuss - Literary Genius

Oh! on this day back many years
there was a genius born to us heres,
his cat and his hat did a many of us read,
for green eggs and ham did we beg and plead. (Sorry, I had to try)

That is where I will stop on this great and wonderful day as we celebrate the birth of Dr. Seuss. The inventor, author, of The Cat In The Hat.

On March 2, 1904, Theordor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Mass. Isn't that great. He attended Dartmouth College then went on to Oxford University.

His most famous book, and my all time favorite, The Cat in the Hat was in response to a challenge from a friend who said the good Doctor couldn't write a book with less than 50 words. He not only achieved his goal but sold millions of them.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite Dr. Suess book is "Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose"
He wrote it in 1948 when I was only one year old!
Tell Assistant Coach Nick congratulations!

Nap Warden said...

How about....

his cat and his hat did a many of us read.
Did we like it, you betcha, absolutely, indeed!

Thanks for your kind words on my design blog:) Let me know if you ever want a makeover. I would be honored...

Chris in Oxford said...

Great post! Love, Love, LOVE Dr. Seuss. His books were an integral part of my growing up. Can't wait until Zach gets old enough to appreciate his stories.

Jenmomof4 said...

I love the book "Oh the Places you'll go!" and of course "Green Eggs and Ham"

Rhonda said...

Today is Dr. Suess day at Elijah's school... a nice day before their CMT testing begins.. .tomorrow!

I am with your first commenter, "Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose" is one of my favorites too.