You, The Cat, and Dr. Seuss

Ted Geisel, American writer and cartoonist, at... Dr. Seuss’ birthday is tomorrow, March 2! That makes today National Read Across America Day. Dr. Seuss would have been 109.

Here’s a couple interesting facts about America’s favorite children’s author:

Dr. Seuss never earned a doctorate. But he did get quite a few honorary degrees!

Dr. Seuss wrote children’s books as a side gig–he earned a living creating advertising cartoons for many years.

The Cat in the Hat was Dr. Seuss’ 13th children’s book–and the first book to gain popularity.

Dr. Seuss didn”t have any kids until he married his second wife and gained step-children. He’s quoted as saying, “you make ‘em, I’ll amuse ‘em.” The Scholastic website bio of Dr. Seuss said that he did have a great sense of humor about his lack of a family–he once borrowed children to pose for a Christmas card photo.

Our friends over at St. Louis Sprout and About have rounded up a number of Read Across American events going on Friday and Saturday.

If you’re looking for a freebie today, take the kids to the Scholastic website for all things Dr. Seuss and play a few free games or watch a video.

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