Today is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! He was born in 1904, and went on to become the famous writer and cartoonist we all love today. Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books containing fun rhymes, wacky plots, and outrageous characters. Some of our favorites are The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh the Places You’ll Go, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Lorax.
Dr. Seuss’s books were so popular that he also had multiple TV specials & series, films, and a Broadway musical made after them. Although he was an American writer and cartoonist, his books were loved worldwide and were published in many different languages. Dr. Seuss won numerous awards for his work, such as a Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Peabody Award!
Each year on this day, a special national event called Read Across America is held in his honor. It’s a day for children to celebrate their love of reading! You can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by participating in Read Across America with your kids. Read your kids’ favorite books together. You can also celebrate with fun activities like making Cat in the Hat hats or green eggs and ham!