Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!
(Mar. 2, 1904 – Sep. 24, 1991)
Theodor Seuss Geisel — known as “Ted” to family and friends — liked to say that he adopted the name “Dr. Seuss” because he was saving his real name for the Great American Novel he would one day write. But that’s probably not true. When talking to the media, Geisel was more interested in telling a good story than he was in telling a true story.
For more information about Dr. Suess: http://www.seussville.com/author/SeussBio.pdf
Rhymes & Reasons – (Part 1 of 9)
A&E Channel 2003
Documentary about Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss. This is an episode from a series called ‘Biography’ (A&E Channel). It was first broadcast on 30 November 2003.
As Seuss writes in his final book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990),
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose”:
So … be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So … get on your way!”
Geisel’s birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.