Yesterday was the 110th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, that wonderful wordsmith that has delighted children and adults for decades. Dr. Seuss books still grace our bookshelves to this day. One is never too old to read and appreciate a Dr. Seuss book.
My hands down favorite is And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
I have many other favorites but none of them are as captivating to me as his first book. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is almost as beloved as Mulberry Street. His simple language and at times complex themes make for easily approachable books for all ages. The Butter Battle Book and The Lorax are among his better known books that have a definite preachy undertone to them.
And then there is the masterpiece that is Green Eggs and Ham. Written on a bet with his publisher, which he won, Seuss created a fabulous story that many of us can recite today without stopping to think about it. After all, aren’t we all guilty of at one time substituting our own name for Sam’s?
So, grab a Dr. Seuss book and read a story. It doesn’t have to be to a child, read one for yourself and remember how fun and carefree you once were.