Today, is the birthday of the late, great Dr. Seuss.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Mass to Theodor and Henrietta Geissel.
While attending Dartmouth College, he was caught drinking gin with nine of friends. He was ordered to forfeit all extracurricular activities, including writing for the humor magazine Jack-O-Lantern. In order to continue writing in secret, Geisel began signing his articles with his now famous penn name, Seuss.
Dr. Seuss published over 60 children's books in his lifetime, selling over 222 million copies in 15 languages.
So on his birthday, remember your childhood, pop in the DVD of The Cat in the Hat or How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and take a look some of his most famous and well regarded books.
Before it was a major motion picture, Dr. Seuss wrote a short book describing the envirnomental plight of a small animal called the Lorax and what he must do to save his home.
Green Eggs and Ham
Sam, one of two main characters, constantly pesters his unnamed friend into trying green eggs and ham. The character repeatedly denies Sam over and over and over again.
He tries the dish and actually enjoys it.
If I Ran the Zoo
A boy named Gerald McGrew is dissatisfied after visiting his local zoo and decides what he would do if he were left in charge. He would decide to let all the animals roam free and discover bizarre, new animals to play with.
The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat could be seen as Dr. Seuss's signature book. The character is most often associated with him.
The story tells of the tale of when The Cat bring his two troublesome friends, Thing One and Thing Two, into the home of two bored children. Predictably, chaos ensues and the house becomes a mess.
Horton Hears a Who!
The timeless tale of an elephant named Horton , who discovers a tiny civilization, known as the Whos, living in a flower in the Jungle of Nool. The Mayor of the tiny town and Horton become friends and Horton promises to protect them from harm.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
One the most popular books that spawned a television adaption as well as a live-action movie.
The Grinch is a bitter cave-dweller who seeks to ruins Christmas for Whoville. He concocts a scheme to steal of the Christmas presents in the town, ruining the day for everyone.
The Grinch eventually learns his lesson, as his heart literally begins to grow.
Oh, The Places You'll Go
Dr. Seuss's last published that book that tells the reader about the challenges and wonders of life.