The pictures you’ll see!
For yesterday was the anniversary
of the wonderful, whimsical Seuss!
Yesterday, March 2nd, was the birthdate of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Who, as a kid, didn’t love being read the rhyming lines of his imagination? And who as an adult doesn’t cherish reading his books to younger folks?
Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and died in 1991 at age 87 in San Diego, California. His birthday was made the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading.
- Commonly known as Dr. Seuss, Geisel had other pen names, including Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, and Theophrastus Seuss.
- Talk about serving your country! During World War II, he served as the commander of the Animation Department of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces.
- Seuss’ first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by publishers 27 times.
- Dr. Seuss’s honors include: two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize.
- While at Dartmouth, Geisel was caught drinking gin with friends, violating national Prohibition laws of the time; as a result, he was resigned from his extracurricular activities, including the college’s humor magazine. However, Geisel continued to write for it under the pen name “Seuss.”