Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Ryan Solano, Feature

March 2nd marks the birthday for the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss. This would have been his 112th birthday.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was the man behind the alias Dr. Seuss. He is known for his colorfully creative children’s books. Some of Seuss’s most notorious publications include Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and Green Eggs and Ham.

Seuss specialized in creating comprehensible yet entertaining books that motivated younger audiences to read. Even to this day, many of Dr. Seuss’s titles can be found in classrooms all around the world. His books are so influential that not only have they been translated into more than 20 languages, they have earned Geisel his own holiday.

In honor of Dr. Seuss and his work, his birthday of March 2nd has become National Read Across America Day. Schools across the nation participate by taking special time out of the day exclusively for reading. On March 2nd, students are given the opportunity to read their favorite Dr. Seuss book and even eat green eggs and ham.

In his career, Theodor Geisel wrote over 60 books. His work has influenced 11 television specials, four television series, four feature films, and even a Broadway musical.

He has been awarded numerous times for his work. Some of his honors include two Emmy awards, two Academy awards, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Dr. Seuss has proven himself to be an influential author. His work has stood the test of time as it is still prominent to this day.

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