One hundred and eight years ago today, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. You know him better as Dr. Seuss. In the 87 years he was on earth, he wrote 44 books for children – most under the Dr. Seuss name, but a dozen or so as Theo Le Sieg (these were books he wrote but did not illustrate) and one as Rosetta Stone (didn’t know about THAT one – did you?).
I LOVE Dr. Seuss. My kids love him too. Favorites at our house have included Fox in Sox, Green Eggs and Ham, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? The Nose Book, and The Cat In The Hat. And others, of course!
For so many children, Dr. Seuss books were the first they were able to read - and with their repetitive words, rhyme and meter, even if they couldn’t read them, they could recite them. And they are FUN! (whether you’re 2 or 102!)
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? What do you think we can learn from Dr. Seuss for our own writing?