One of my all-time favorite authors is Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss. I have very fond memories of him as a child. I can remember reading his books over and over again, poring over his illustrations, and laughing at what was happening in each book. “Cat in the Hat” makes me think of my brother and me together as children left alone on a rainy day and what trouble we could get into before our mother got home. As a teacher, I have read his books to my class, I would read the beginning of each line and the class would read the rhyming words. As a graduation present, I gave “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” to my future step-daughter and now she is traveling on a ship around the world as part of Semester at Sea. I have even driven past his house in La Jolla, CA – not such a whimsical house as you might imagine!
Today, I will show my class this year his picture, we will add up how old he would have been if he were still alive today, and we will celebrate his greatest achievements – his imaginative books!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
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