Celebrate the author who created “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” by curling up with a good book.
American writer and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. Better known to children ages 2 to 102 by his pen name Dr. Seuss, Geisel published 44 children’s books during his lifetime. He died in 1991.
How to celebrate
The National Education Association adopted Geisel’s birthday as Read Across America Day, so the best way to celebrate is by reading a Dr. Seuss book or anything at all!
To learn more about Geisel or for Dr. Seuss activities to do with your little Whos, check out Seussville.com. Many local libraries also celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday; at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich, you can enter the Dr. Seuss Drawing to win a prize that’s perfect for beginning readers.
If you really want to get in the Seuss spirit, whip up your family some Green Eggs and Ham.