On a day like today, Theodore Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts (March 2, 1904). Known as Dr. Seuss, the beloved American writer wrote the most inspiring children’s books. He is credited with helping millions of children learn to read while teaching them a thing or two about life.
Dr. Seuss, is best known for “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” His 60 books have been part of the life of American children and children around the world for decades, and his legacy continues. By the time of his death on September 24, 1991, his books were translated into 20 languages and sold millions of copies.
Throughout his prolific career he was also a cartoonist, animator, illustrator and filmmaker. He received numerous awards and recognitions, and a star with his name is at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of his books have become films, such as The Lorax, and The Grinch, just to name a few.
Dr. Seuss said he did not want to imply moralistic messages through his writings; yet, he was political, and some of his literature reflects that. Check this content from The Cat in the Hat: “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we, too, should have rights.”
Most of all, Dr. Seuss was candid, clever, and inspiring. He remains a beloved figure and an imaginary witty friend to children and adults.
His last book: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” was published in 1990.
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