Today would be Theodor Seuss Geisel's 104th birthday (thanks to Katrina for the reminder)! So, take a little time today to read! Even if it isn't a Dr. Seuss book - I think he would understand.
I, and most of you as well, grew up on HOP on POP and Green Eggs & Ham. Dr. Seuss books were my entry into a lifetime of reading. In college I wrote a paper on Dr. Seuss - using mostly biographies written for children. My friend, Michelle, bought me The Seuss The Whole Seuss and Nothing but the Seuss for my 30th birthday because she knew of my undying love for The Seuss! If you haven't read it you should - it is a "visual biography" of Seuss - not only of his more well known children's books but of his adult cartoons and documentaries for the U.S. Army and advertising. Did you know that Seuss won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1947?
- Horton Hears a Who
- Oh, The Places You'll Go
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
- ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book
- HOP on POP
Here are a few fun Seussical sites to enjoy!
- Seussville - games and such (I let my student's visit on occasion!)
- Dr. Seuss National Memorial - bio and pictures of the national memorial - very cool!
- Dr. Seuss Shop on Amazon
- Dr. Seuss' Art
- Bio. on Wikipedia
- and last, but not least the NEA Read Across America site.