That big blue book
With the big cat
In the funny hat…
is a fond reminder of my childhood and later, motherhood.
With three kids, Dr. Suess was a household name, not only in my family but millions of readers throughout the years.
Theodore Suess Geissel (Dr. Suess) began his career cartooning in 1927 for The Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of 46 books, documentaries, and short animated films.
A two time Academy and Emmy Award winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient , Dr. Suess even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
His legacy is celebrated on March 1st and 2nd, 2013, and marks his 109th birthday (March 1).
In the spirit of this poem, here are five ways to celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday:
1. Read Across America Poem
To pick up a book and read with a child.
You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,
To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.
Let’s gather around,
Let’s pick up a book,
Let’s pass it around.
Kids who will need
Someone to hug,
Someone to read.
Your own special way
And make this America’s
Read to Kids Day