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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Photo Courtesy of Random House, Inc.

Dr. Seuss' characters—the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and the Sneeches—defined my childhood. They inspired me to try new things (Green Eggs and Ham), reject intolerance (The Butter Battle Book), and protect the environment (The Lorax). 

Few authors have had the same reach as Theodor Seuss Geisel, who was born March 2, 1904.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is a great time to re-read your favorite stories, introduce your child to a new book, or make green eggs and ham for dinner.

Check out Seussville to find books and information about Dr. Seuss. Seussville University is another fun site where your kids can have “lots of good fun that is funny” while honing science, math, reading, and reasoning skills.

If it's been a while since you’ve picked up a Dr. Seuss book, you might be surprised, too.

I never realized how reassuring Oh, the Places You'll Go was until I moved to New York City and heard Seuss' words echoing in my head: "You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go... And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)”