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Happy Birthday to You Dr Seuss

Updated on January 2, 2012
Happy 107th Birthday Dr. Seuss
Happy 107th Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday to You Dr. Seuss

One of my favorite authors because of the simply engaging characters he has produced over the years is Dr. Seuss. Today is his birthday so lets help him celebrate by keeping his memory alive. His books already help accomplish this by remaining on the shelves of bookstores around the world. 20 years after his death his books are ever so popular and easy and fun for our young readers. Picture books for little ones help motivate our kids to continue to read, learn, and laugh. Dr. Seuss’s out of this world funky characters are a hoot for children and grown up alike.

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Theodor Seuss Geisel - The Man

Theodor Seuss Geisel an American children’s book writer, cartoonist and illustrator known to many of us by his pen name Dr. Suess has published over the course of his career over 44 books. Imaginative, silly colorful characters who speak in rhyme and verse. Dr Seuss didn’t make a point of attaching morals to his stories as he thought children could smell them miles away. He did think however, that every book had its inherent moral.

Born on March the 2nd, his birthday has become the annual date for National Read Across America Day.  He would have been 107 years today, March 2, 2011.

Favorite Quotes:

"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent."

Dr. Seuss

"You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!"

Dr. Seuss

Seuss Best Known Books

  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • The Lorax
  • The Sneetches

How Many Can You Name? Answers Below

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A Verse Just for you Dr. Seuss

Oh my Oh my 107 is your age

Today is the day of the special event

Will you blow out your candles

For us to partake

Of that lovely cake

We all helped for you bake

 

Sincerely best wishes

From all of your fans

We will never forget how you make us laugh

Next to our little ones

We wish you well

Hope all your birthdays

Have been happy if not swell.

You are a Genius!

1. The Lorax - He speaks for the trees and all living things, to clean the air and make sure birds sing.

2. Nerd - "And then , just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo and bring back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Seersucker, too."

3. Thing One and Thing Two - hint, wild blue hair

4. Thidwick and Bingle Bug - lives up at Lake Winna-Bango gives soemone a ride on his horns

The Cat in The Hat

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      Kathryn Kutny 

      6 years ago from New York State

      Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors as well. I love buying those books. They are really great. I also enjoy watching the old Dr. Seuss movies.

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      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      JeniferRW

      I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. My niece just had a baby shower and the theme was Dr Seuss. I had never seen it done before but it shows his characters lend themselves to more than just lessons. Thanks for visiting and for your comment.

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      Jen 

      7 years ago from Couch

      Oh my gosh I LOVE this hub! Brilliant! I was absolutely crazy for Dr. Seuss books growing up. My favorite was 'Hooper Humperdink..Not Him!' It's one of the lesser known books but it used to crack me up and now my 3 year old loves it as well. Thanks for writing this wonderful hub and keeping the love of Dr. Seuss going. voted up and all across the board.

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      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      MysteryPlanet

      Dr Seuss certainly was, brilliant that is. Just have to read between the lines to find his hidden talent.

      BTW, Happy Unbirthday to You! Hope you have plenty more.

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      MysteryPlanet 

      7 years ago

      I LOVE Dr Seuss He was really a brilliant man and many people dont know that he did so much more than the childrens books. Today is my Unbirthday! Today I am I! :0)

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      7 years ago

      What is Q

      Somehow I missed Frog and Toad growing up. I came to learn of them later on and although cute and charming creatures they are I'm in love with the Seuss characters. Frog and Toad books do teach great friendship lessons and are also easy reading. Thanks for bringing them up and for your comment.

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      Adam 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      I do love green eggs and ham. And this hub. I would read it in a house, I would read it with a mouse. My laptop doesn't have a mouse, though. But great job. Dr Suess was a legend. And just interested, what are your thoughts on Frog and Toad?

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      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      A.A. Zavala

      Amazing how keen his insight and his ability to subtly incorporate these complex topics into childrens books.

      Thanks for the comment, always nice to see old friends swing by :)

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      7 years ago from Texas

      The Lorax was way before it's time. It's almost a haunting tale with predictions that are coming true. Thank you for sharing.

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      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      Nate Sean

      The man was certainly brilliant.

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      NateSean 

      7 years ago from Salem, MA

      Early on, I was one of the few first graders who could read the story "beneath" Seuss' work if you catch my meaning. This was one of the few children's book series that actually uses subtlty and imagery to teach the larger picture.

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      7 years ago

      Just Ask Susan

      I hope you have many grandkids someday, that way you will have an excuse to continue reading Dr. Seuss little gems. Not that you need an excuse but a lady sitting alone at the library reading Dr. Seuss could be viewed as a bit strange... :)

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dr. Seuss books were the ones I would never tire of reading to my sons. Can't wait to read them some day to the grand children that I may have :)

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      7 years ago

      Eiddwen

      Glad to have shared this with you and all Dr. Seuss fans. Remaining child-like is a blessing, you never have to take things too seriously. Happy you liked this hub.

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      I think there is still a child in many of us.

      Mine pops up quite often and I wouldn't have it any other way.

      I really enjoyed this one and thanks for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      7 years ago

      Pamela99

      You and me both, we'd have a pretty nice size egg nest. Now, I read them to my grandkids. Between the both they have a nice Dr. Seuss collection!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I wish I had a dollar for every time I read a Dr. Seuss book to one of my children. We all love those books and this is a very neat hub that takes me down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      travel_man1971

      Hard not to like Seuss stories. We may not read them as much today unless reading to alittle one but I still watch the movies without shame. Thanks for travelling this hub :)

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      7 years ago

      Doodlebugs

      You are right. There is a small number of comprehensive reading programs with a phonics base. Hooked on Phonics, The Spalding Method and Wilson Reading System to name a few. Increasing though are programs available online, pc and ipad app. Dr Seuss fortunately can be found everywhere.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I always like those stories. There's always a child me; I think everyone does. Thanks for sharing!

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      doodlebugs 

      7 years ago from Southwest

      I loved Seuss as a child. Too bad many reading programs are not focusing on phonics anymore.

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