Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Friday was the late author's birthday, explains this Patch blogger. Always efficient with words, books such as the Cat in the Hats speak to Seuss' genius.

Happy Dr. Seuss Day. Today is his birthday (as near as we all can tell). March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991. Fascinating career.

Did you know he wrote Cat in the Hat in response to a Life magazine article and a challenge? The article explained the kids of the day were not learning or reading because all of the current books were boring. Then some guy at a publishing house created a list of 348 words he thought were important for 1st-graders to know and asked Dr. Seuss to trim it down and make a book.

He did with only 236 words. 

So many great books. Which one is your fav? 

Scott Seitz

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Brent Champaco March 03, 2012 at 09:22 AM
Sorry I posted this a day late, Scott. Still, like Dr. Seuss himself, the topic is timeless. Btw - I have two favorites: 1a) Green Eggs and Ham 1b) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Chris Saunders March 03, 2012 at 03:24 PM
When my kids were young, their favorite was the Alphebet Book and Mom ended up memorizing it. Probably now I am a Horton hears a Who fan, but as a kid, it definitely was The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
I have heard a lot of Green Eggs and Ham. I still am not sure. Horton Hears a Who may be The Horax. But I use the term "Thing One and Thing Two" from Cat in the Hat all of the time.


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