Happy Birthday Dr. Suess

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Dr. Seuss," Theodore Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He wrote 48 books, which have become beloved classics. But, did you know that his first work, "To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street," was rejected by over two dozen publishers before it finally went to print in 1937?! Since then, his books have sold hundreds of millions of copies and many have even been made into cartoons and full length movies which have been enjoyed by children and adults alike for many years.

Dr Seuss Green Eggs And Ham via Noolmusic.com

To learn more about Dr. Suess's life, visit History.com and Wikipedia.com.

Find coloring pages and printables here.
Find games music and more at Suessville.
Check out the crafty fun at Skip to My Lou for some great ways to celebrate.
Plus, find lesson plans here and here.

With so many fun stories to choose from, like Hop on Pop, Horton Hears A Who, The Lorax, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Mr. Brown Can Moo, I'm not sure I can pick a favorite! Can you?

Liz Mays said...

For the record, that wasn't one of my faves but still....it was rejected?

Just Jenn said...

I posted all Dr.Seuss quotes in honor of his birthday...you'll have to give them a read! he was a wise man! my son and I figured out how old he would be today...(lol!) and we read his books this week and did a little Dr. Seuss writing... love Dr. Seuss!
Must remember to come back and check out the printables tomorrow! ;)
Just Jenn~

The Four Week Vegan said...

I heart Dr. Seuss!!!! I love all his stuff. The Sneetches are a favorite, as is Horton Hears a Who. My dad can still recite from memory the story of the North Going Zachs and the South Going Zachs. Oh and his Too Many Dave's poem is my life.


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