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?