My very favorite children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisl would have been 107 today if he were still alive (he passed away in 1991). I particularly love his story “The Lorax”. It was before it’s time, a metaphor for environmental responsibility. The story speaks for the trees in defense against human impact and at one time was actually banned from some schools and libraries due to it’s anti-forestry industry content. I am also partial to “Green Eggs and Ham” which was the first Dr. Seuss book I ever read. I loved it so much that my mom would make me green eggs and green ham for St. Patrick’s Day every year! And, I was such a fan of his books growing up that I fashioned a “The Cat in the Hat” costume one year for Halloween. It’s nice to know that Dr. Seuss’ literature is still honored, as students across America will celebrate his legacy during Read Across America . And, be sure to check out a great website for Seuss fans for games, coloring pages, and more: Seussville.com.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss…Thank you for all of your wonderful stories, life lessons and vibrant characters!