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 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
reality is finally better than your dreams."
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)