Theodor Seuss Geisel, most affectionately known as Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904. (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)
Geisel published 46 children’s books including some of his bestselling: Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! “Dr. Seuss” even worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns including Flit and Standard Oil and as a political cartoonist for a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he even worked in an animation department of the United States Army.
His birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.
If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you.
If you’d never been born, well then what would you do?
If you’d never been born, well then what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes.
Or worse than all that… Why, you might be a WASN’T!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all.
No, he doesn’t.
A Wasn’t just isn’t. He just isn’t present. But you…
You ARE YOU!
And, now isn’t that pleasant!