Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday.
His real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.
It's been said he didn't really like children.
He didn't have children of his own.
But, he had a fantastical knack for writing, for humor and thoughtfulness.
His artwork is outstanding.
And hey, I don't always like kids either.
From One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Look what we found
in the park
in the dark.
We will take him home.
We will call him Clark.
He will live at our house.
He will grow and grow.
Will our mother like this?
We don't know.
From Horton Hears a Who!
Through the high jungle tree tops, the news quickly spread:
"He talks to a dust speck! He's out of his head!
Just look at him walk with that speck on that flower!"
And Horton walked, worrying, almost an hour.
"Should I put this speck down?..." Horton thought with alarm.
"If I do, these small persons may come to great harm.
I can't put it down. And I won't! After all
A person's a person. No matter how small."
Thank you Mr. Geisel for bringing such great characters and heart to this world.
Kids in 2012 are still loving your books!
Horton Hears A Who!
Dr. Seuss, 1954
One fish two fish red fish blue fish
Dr. Seuss, 1960