March 2, 1904: Theodore Seuss Geisel is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
After graduating from Dartmouth College, Seuss attended Oxford University and then returned to the United States to pursue a career as a cartoonist.
His first attempt at fiction, And to Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street, garnered an impressive (though certainly not record-breaking) two dozen rejections before finally achieving publication in 1937. It would be two more decades before Seuss had a bestseller. That book – The Cat in the Hat – remains a much-parodied classic to this day.
Seuss died in 1991, at the age of 87. He wrote 48 published books which have sold more than 200 million copies. His silliness and lyrical style have influenced generations of writers, humorists and cartoonists, as well as just about everyone else who ever read one of his works.
You can read them in a box, or in a car, or with a fox.
You can read them here or there –
you can read Seuss books anywhere!
Do you like them on a plane, or on a bus, or in the train?
We do! We like them everywhere!
Yes, Dr. Seuss, the kids still care.