The truth is that you are YOU today, and no one is YOUER than you.” “Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person is a person regardless of how small.” These are two quotes you’ve probably heard before and probably read as well.
Dr. Seuss wrote more than 60 children’s books. March 2, 1904, has been designated as Read Across America Day and as “Dr. Seuss Day.” It is celebrated nationwide to honor his timeless and uplifting works.
Besides telling fantastical tales about far away places, he also developed a unique visual language to carry his stories to new heights of artistic expression. He was a storyteller in the grandest sense. He not only wrote the stories, but also created all of the artwork as well, which is why his work is still so revered today.
In 2010 Life Books released 100 People Who Changed the World, which described their efforts as “a fascinating look at a group of crucial individuals, as well as a history of how we got from a very distant and often unknowable past, to the here and now.” Life described Dr. Seuss as a cultural icon. Geisel’s rollicking rhymes, crazy narratives, and playful but artful illustrations entertained America’s young.
ished more than just providing entertainment. Through his well-crafted book, The Cat in the Hat, he imparted knowledge and wonder to his readers. His legacy was sealed by his ability to write books for all ages – from those without rules to those with complex vocabulary targeted towards younger children. He founded Beginner Books, where he fused education with playfulness. Being featured as a cultural icon in the book, Dr. Seuss stands alone as the sole children’s author included in this section.
In addition to being fun and whimsical places to take young readers on adventures, his books have incredible morals. In The Lorax, he taught us to stand up for what we believe in. Horton Hears a Who teaches us that each voice matters, and everyone is a person, no matter how small they are. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing will get better, it won’t.” We learned that love should be a part of Christmas and Christmas is more than food and presents in the Grinch.
This year, we are throwing him a birthday party to celebrate his books, art, and life. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., we’ll be offering cupcakes, crafts, fun, and, of course, live readings of Dr. Seuss’s favorite stories. It will be fun for the whole family. A family story time will begin at 5 p.m. after the event. Don’t miss his party and stay for the family story time. Share Dr. Seuss’ joy with the next generation.