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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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There’s no better way to salute this iconic author’s birthday than to say it in his own words. “Today you are YOU, that is truer than TRUE. There is no one alive who is YOUER than YOU.”

Happy Birthday to Theodor Seuss Geisel who was born on this day in 1904.

In total, Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books, each one coming to life as a mere doodle. Before he was Dr. Seuss, Geisel was a cartoonist and advertising illustrator. He was asked to write “The Cat In the Hat” using only 225 words that were recognized by new readers. From there, came characters like Horton (the elephant who hears a Who) and the Grinch and the Lorax. All of them captivate readers with a vocabulary based on rhythmic pace, word play and tongue-twisting sentences.

Dr. Seuss books connect with audiences of all ages and offer parents a way to teach a lesson, too. For example, the furry character in “Green Eggs and Ham” ended up trying the eggs … and liking them!

Today, share a Seuss book or three, because “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” will be special indeed.

Visit the officials website of Dr. Seuss at this link.

Content provided by Oakland University.

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