Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wisdom from Dr. Seuss...

This Thursday, March 2nd, we celebrate the birthday of one of the wisest men to ever grace the world of literature, Theodor Seuss Geisel, affectionately known as "Dr. Seuss."




Coinciding each year with Dr. Seuss's birthday is the annual "Read Across America Day," created by the National Education Association. Libraries, bookstores, schools hold annual events and share activities to promote reading.

Whether your favorite Dr. Seuss character is "Horton" the sweet, sensitive, compassionate elephant or the zany, unpredictable, perplexing "Cat in the Hat," there's no denying that Seuss creations have not only entertained us and educated us, but influenced how children and adults respond to the world around them.

So, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! And, thank you for the delightful characters you created and the hours of reading pleasure. In honor of this special day on Thursday, I'm sharing some of Dr. Seuss's inspirational quotes and Seuss trivia. 




"A person's a person no matter how small."
                             ...Horton Hears A Who!




"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild to pick up a 
 book and read to a child.'

                                                      ...Dr. Seuss





"You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. 
All you need is a book.."

                                                       ... The Cat in the Hat





"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. 
 You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."

                                                 ...Oh, The Places You'll Go!




"We've got to make noises in greater amounts! So open your 
 mouth, Lad! For every voice counts!"

                                                   ...One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,                                                                                     Blue Fish



"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because 
 reality is finally better than your dreams."

                                                   ...Dr. Seuss





For more information on "Read Across America Day" and activities,  www.nea.org/readacross


Have a great week, Everyone!





(photos c/o facebook.com/drseuss)





10 comments:

  1. His quotes are timeless. I loved sharing his books with my kids and now my grandbabies. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week Angela!

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    1. That's what so great about Dr. Seuss books, Kim. Themes and values are passed down from generation to generation. Thanks for visiting today!

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  2. This is the day Calvin goes to predominantly black elementary schools here in Lynchburg. He reads them Dr. Seuss books and others. Most have never been read to by a black man. They're amazed by that and give hugs galore. He shows them the 3 books he's written and tells a little bit about each one. He talks about putting as much into their minds as they can because no one can ever take that away from you. The classroom is hushed as he speaks. He's a salesman. A salesmen of learning. He's been out of the classroom for 16 years and lives for days he can go read to the kids and encourage them.

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    1. You and Calvin can't see me right now, but I'm applauding and giving him a standing ovation! Thanks, Vonnie, for stopping by today. And, thank Calvin, too, for his dedication to the students!

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  3. My favorite is the Grinch. I love the rhyming and how "his heart grew three sizes that day."

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    1. The Grinch is what the Holiday season is all about, Vicki! Thanks for visiting today!!

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  4. I totally love the author and all his books. As you said, he was pretty brilliant. I even have a Cat in the Hat hat that I wear on occasion. (lol) Hugs...

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    1. When I was at the library on Saturday, the Branch Manager was searching through the closet for her "Cat in the Hat" hat as the staff prepared for Thursday's activities. Thanks, RO, for visiting!

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  5. I love Dr. Seuss. He gave me my love of reading. And I raised my kids by reading his books to them each night. Good memories. :-)

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    1. Many generations of readers share your sentiments, Jennifer. Thanks for visiting today!

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