Dr. Seuss Day
If you’ve ever read a book with characters that made you look
To see what sort of thing they were with purple stripes and furry hair
Then you most likely have read Seuss whose imagination was on the loose.
From here to there and near and far, in a train and in a car,
Red things, blue things, old and new, in and out and up and through,
Dr. Seuss has led us there to lands we thought we’d never dare
While sitting on the family couch or on a lap or in a crouch
Or at the library where you’ll find so many books it boggles the mind.
And so today we celebrate the man who showed us that reading is great.
To Dr. Seuss we say thank you much for Gaks and Grinches, Whovillians and such.
Happy Birthday, Theodore Geisel.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss Day to celebrate the birthday of prolific author, Theodore Geisel, far better known as Dr. Seuss. Geisel also wrote as Theo. LeSieg (Geisel backwards), including my daughter’s favorite, The Tooth Book. I can still recite every word of that book and remember without even an ounce of guilt having to hide the book under the couch cushions to keep from reading it “One more time, Mama!”
Today families and educators across the country are celebrating not only the incredible contribution that Dr. Seuss made to children’s literature, but also the joy of reading. For ideas about how you can celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with your family, visit the official Dr. Seuss website. You’ll find puzzles, coloring pages, activity books and other printables. I plan on spending extra reading time with my kids revisiting favorites from The Cat in the Hat to In a People House and yes, I will likely also be reading The Tooth Book one more time.
Want to support efforts to increase literacy today on Dr. Seuss day? Check out Team 2 of the Clean Start Challenge 2011 led by Lifetime Moms Audrey to learn more about her goal to increase literacy with the help of First Book. Be sure to vote for Audrey’s team to win $10,000 for First Book!
Now tell me…what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?