Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

While today is Read Across America Day, locally, it is also a special day to celebrate, because Theodore Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. You can find an extensive biography of the author at Seussville.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I am going to share some of my favorite lines from his books:


AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET!” – And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street



Him I could do without!” – There’s a Wocket in my Pocket!


“Should we tell her about it?

Now, what should we do?

Well…What would you do

If your mother asked you?” – The Cat in the Hat


“Oh the THINKS you can think up if only you try!” – Oh, the THINKS You Can Think!


“That’s why I say, ‘Duckie!

Don’t grumble! Don’t stew!

Some critters are much-much

oh, ever so much-much

so muchly much-much more unlucky than you!'” – Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?


”Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store.

‘Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!'” – How the Grinch Stole Christmas


“The more that you read,

the more things you will know.

The more that you learn,

the more places you’ll go.” – I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!


“I do not eat green eggs and ham.

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.” – Green Eggs and Ham

Though I think this is common knowledge, Theodore Geisel also wrote several books under the name of Theo LeSieg (Geisel spelled backwards). Some of my favorites are: Wacky Wednesday, Come over to My House, and Hooper Humperdink…? NOT HIM!”

Geisel also wrote a book under the name of Rosetta Stone which is titled Because a Little Bug went Ka-Choo! This is a great book to read aloud. You can even make paper puppets of some of the characters that you glue to popsicle sticks so that kids can act it out as you read.

What about you?  What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

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7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

  1. I’d have to say The Lorax is my favorite Dr. Seuss book. We had a copy at one time, but we read it so often when my son was little that we wore it out! I’d like to get another copy some day.

  2. I’d have to go with The Lorax too, although my daughter’s fav’s are Wacky Wednesday and she has a book with The Sneetches and some other stories, which she enjoys quite a bit, too. And of course, The Cat in the Hat. Too many to choose from! 🙂

  3. Mine too Kathy. I forgot about The Lorax. That’s a really good one. We have most of them here from when my son was little. He’s getting married Memorial Day weekend if that tells you how long ago that was. 🙂

    I read The Sneetches to my daughter’s class a few years ago. I cut out green stars and I handed them to some of the children and had them swap them back and forth while we read the portion of the story where the Sneetches are going back and forth through the machines. Luckily I made one star for each kid because they all wanted to keep them.

    Thanks for stopping by.


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