Today was a great day in the history of children’s literature. Namely, the most influential children’s author of all time, Theodor Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904.
Celebrate the day!
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”
Check out this page with lots of great resources for Dr. Seuss fun, including games, crafts, and assorted printables.
Of course you’ll need to read a silly book or two.
And after the kids go to bed, you might want to keep reading. He is, in my humble opinion, one of the best philosophers of our time. Practical and to-the-point in a fun way, but the fluff never detracts from the weight of his message.
“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it
are troubled with troubles almost every minute.
You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,
for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”
“I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
And of course the entire book Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
I love Dr. Seuss.
My favorite book of his was actually his first – And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. It saddens me every time I meet someone who has never read this book. Very sadly, for some unknown reason, it never gained the broad appeal of many of his other books.
It’s a wrong I’m going to help to right today, in my own small way. I’m giving away 2 copies to lucky readers. Just leave me a comment here and you’re entered! If you’d like an additional entry (optional) you can tweet/blog/post on Facebook about this giveaway, linking back to this post. Please leave me a separate comment if you do that so I can be sure you get credit for multiple entries.
Already have this book? I’d be happy to buy you a different one, or you could donate to your child’s school or your local library. In the words of a very wise man,
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Thank you, Dr. Seuss, for inspiring very many children to go to very many places.