Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

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Before he wrote childrens books he was in advertising. Even Dr. Seuss knew better than to discriminate…maybe George W should read Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. In May of 1954, Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children. The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him by the publisher published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success. In 1960 Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn’t write an entire book using only fifty words. The result was Green Eggs and Ham. Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991.

Initially created as a one-day event to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, NEA’s Read Across America has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day. What are you reading today?

3 Comments

  1. Avatar hot mama said:

    We listened to a David Balducci book on our trip. Wish You Were. I think that is the correct name. Really enjoyed it.
    Hot Mama

    March 10, 2005
  2. Avatar La said:

    I am reading "Blowfly" by Patricia Cornwell. It has been slow going (which is not normally the case with her books). Wish I had time to read more.

    March 2, 2005
  3. Avatar Erin said:

    Yes, time is hard to find these days. I am almost finished with the "Bridget Jones Diary." I plan to read the sequal after, and then start Dan Brown’s "Angels and Demons" and the "Davinci Code."

    March 2, 2005

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