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Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.   You can actually buy that book for 1 penny on Amazon!  Click here:   

Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother’s maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books–including some for adults–that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. 

Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville.  The movie, "The Lorax" opens today in theaters!  Did you ever see the original made back in the 90's.  It was pretty cute, but it's going to be hard to beat Danny Devito.  You can get the classic book for cheap on Amazon as well at: 

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!