Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

I’m sure most people have a great memory that includes a Dr. Seuss book. My grandfather LOVED Dr. Seuss books and bought me most of my first copies as a child. As a kid I could sit for hours listening to someone read to me and Dr. Seuss books were definitely in that mix.

While almost everyone over the age of five knows who Dr. Seuss is, I realized I knew nothing about the actual person. Theodor Seuss Geisel was from Massachusetts and went to Dartmouth College in 1925. While at school he was caught drinking in his room, during Prohibition, and was forced to give up his extracurricular activities, which included writing for the college humor magazine. In order to continue writing he began using the pen name “Seuss”. Who knew Dr. Seuss was such a rebel? He created many political cartoons during World War II and was even supported by President Roosevelt.  After the war he began created many of his children’s books. The Cat in the Hat was specifically written to help child illiteracy by using under 250 words and a vocabulary aimed for beginning readers. How awesome is that?

March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, is officially National Read Across America Day so go out and read!

Here are some of my favorite Dr. Seuss themed Pinterest food finds. 

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