Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

If Dr. Seuss was alive today, he would have celebrated his 104th birthday yesterday (March 2). We have all grown up with his nonsense rhymes, and many of us have passed down our love of his books to our own children. Who amongst us has never heard the telling of The Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham? My personal favorite is Horton Hatches the Egg. The Springfield Town Library's collection includes many books by Dr. Seuss for you to check out. We even have a cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan entitled Green Eggs and Ham: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss.

You can learn more about Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, by reading one of these biographies:
The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull
Dr. Seuss: Best-Loved Author by Carin T. Ford

The next time you pass through his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, visit the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums. Find out more at http://www.catinthehat.org/.