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Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 2 is the birthday of the late children’s book author Dr. Seuss. Not that we need an excuse to read any of his classics, but Seuss’s birthday is a fun time to enjoy them with your kids and, maybe, delve into the life of the author himself.
Born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss is the most beloved children's book author of all time. He began his career as a magazine and advertising illustrator. During World War II, he even worked in the animation department of the U.S. Army, work that later earned him an Academy Award.
His first children’s book was published in 1937: “And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.” After the war, he focused solely on children’s books, bringing generations to the familiar titles we know so well. By the time of his death in 1991, his works had sold over 600 million copies and had been translated into more than 20 languages.
Dr. Seuss inspired the imaginations of millions of young readers through his mastery of wordplay and rhyme. From classics like "The Cat in the Hat" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," to stories that taught valuable lessons like "The Lorax" and "The Butter Battle Book," Dr. Seuss' books are a must read for every child.