Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

We’re throwing a party for Dr. Seuss!

We’ll have more fun than a dancing moose

We’ll read, and play, and snack; what fun!

Bring your friends, mom, and everyone!

 

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up this week, and we are celebrating!

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party – Northern Resource Center
Friday, March 2nd at 4pm.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party – Archie
Wednesday, March 7th at 3:30pm


Who was Dr. Seuss?

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts. He is best known for his children’s books which he wrote and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. I’m sure we all grew up reading at least one of his works. He wrote some of his books under other pen names, too, like Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, and Theophrastus Seuss.

After writing his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, he worked on short films for the army and drew many political cartoons. Some of his cartoons garnered criticism at the time, and even to this day. A couple of examples are below (courtesy of UC San Diego’s Special Collections & Archives).

For more of Seuss’s political cartoons, you can visit UC San Diego’s Dr. Seuss Went to War collection here.

After his war days, he went on to write and illustrate some of the best known children’s books: Horton Hears  A WhoThe Cat in the HatGreen Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the tongue twister book, Fox in Socks.

March 2nd has been adopted by the National Education Association as Read Across America Day, a reading initiative. For more information about Dr. Seuss, explore Biography’s article and video. You can find Dr. Seuss items in our collection here or visit Seussville for interactive fun!