Theodor (Ted) Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books under the name Dr. Seuss, most famous is probably “Cat in the Hat”.
Today is also the 14th annual Read Across America Day. A small task force from the National Education Association decided to create a day where they would hold events that would get kids excited about reading sort of like pep rallies and football. “We’ll call it ‘NEA’s Read Across America’ and we’ll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.” March 2, 1998, was the first celebration.
The Huffington Post reported that for this year’s Read Across America, “First lady Michelle Obama celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday Tuesday by reading “The Cat in the Hat” to a group of children wearing red-and-white-striped stovepipe hats like the book’s main character.”
We might not have been able to attend the event held at the Library of Congress, but we can create our own fun at home. Head to seussville.com for information and printable activities put together by Random House Children’s Books.
Will you be reading Dr. Seuss tonight? If so, what book will you choose?