Dr. Seuss and His BooksI love Dr. Seuss books. I can still remember my mother reading "Are You My Mother" to me when I was 4 or 5 years old. My mom wore a scarf on her head, over her curlers, so she reminded me of the mother bird in the story and my mom's maiden name is Bird. (I think it's why she liked this book so much.) My mother now has Alzheimer's and I have read it to her a few times, reminding her that she read it to me when I was a child. I've also read this same book to my own children and students for years. All I can say is Hip, Hip, Hooray for Dr. Seuss Day - Sunday, March 2 (National Read Across America Day) or (Dr. Seuss Day) 2014.
The following is contributed by Elizabeth Kennedy a "must visit" site for book lovers and librarians.
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The Amazing Dr. SeussTheodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and his children's books have had a lasting impact on children's literature. If you'd like to know more about this extraordinary man and his books, from his groundbreaking beginning readers The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham to his extraordinary picture books, take a look the resources listed below:
Theodor Seuss Geisel
- Hooray for Dr. Seuss! – Brief biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel, mostly commonly known as Dr. Seuss
- What's the Connection Between Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss and Theo. Lesieg? – Answer to a frequently asked question
Dr. Seuss Books
- Favorite Picture Books and Beginning Readers by Dr. Seuss – Cover art and brief overview of ten Dr. Seuss favorites, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and Oh, the Places You'll Go!
- Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss - Cover art and book review of this collection of 13 Dr. Seuss stories, which includes an introductory essay for each and biographical information about the author
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A 50th-Anniversary Retrospective – Brief review and cover art of special edition of Dr. Seuss's classic story of the Grinch
Related Dr. Seuss Features
- The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - Information about the annual award for beginning reader books, including a list of current and past winners
- Dr. Seuss Author Profile Video - Brief About.com video narrated by author Anita Silvey
- Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook – Review of a children’s cookbook based on Dr. Seuss books
- What is Read Across America and what does it have to do with Dr. Seuss? – Answer to why schools across America celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd