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Green Eggs and Him: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss
March 2

By Sarah Lane
Jan 21, 2008, 13:50 PST



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Dr. Seuss 1904-1991

 

Green Eggs and Him...

By Sarah Lane

 

A creative man named Theodor Geisel

Wanted to overcome a writer's dry spell.

Although he hailed from Massachusetts

And nothing seemed to rhyme with it,

He invented words to make them fit.

 

Soon we would know him as Dr. Seuss,

Because his vocabulary simply cut loose.

March second, we celebrate his special day

To remember the fun he created for play.

 

"Go Dogs Go"

And "Oh, the Places You'll Go,"

"Hop On Pop"

And "Ten Apples Up On Top,"

"One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish,"

"Horton Hears a Who,"

Do You Remember Whoville too?

 

Our favorite tale is "Cat in the Hat"

And there's no way we could forget the fact,

That eggs and ham are much better green

And having duck feet isn't all that it seems.

 

Dr. Seuss remains a bestseller,

And quite an extraordinary A+ speller.

We have all learned through paragraphs,

The greatest medicine of all is to laugh.

 

Dr Seuss, His Life in Books

 

A talented writer and illustrator, Theodor Geisel's first book was "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" published in 1937.  He continued to write and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and three Academy Awards.  After writing a total of 44 books, his legacy lives long in those who inspired his writing in the first place.

 

Choose a Dr. Seuss book to Buy Now

 

Additional Learning Links

 

Welcome to Seussville

Play games such as Elephant Ball or Horton's Who Hunt.  Print out games for classroom fun.  Learn about contests, special events, or browse the catalog.  Under the heading "More Fun", you'll find classroom activities and new games.  "Ask the Cat" for answers to frequently asked questions.

Source:             Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. 2000

Reading Level:   Easy

 

The Dr. Seuss Web Page

See what's new in the World of Seuss, parodies of Dr. Seuss and his work, books in print, movies, links to other sites, and a brief biography.

Source:             David Bedno

Reading Level:   Moderate

 

Dr. Seuss Went to War

Study the hundreds of political cartoons created by Dr. Seuss between 1941-1943.  These cartoons were created for the New York paper PM during the war. The PM cartoons in this website are arranged in chronological order by year, by month, and by day.

Source:             University of California, San Diego

Reading Level:   Moderate

 

Classroom Activities

 

Read Across America 6th Anniversary

This year March third is the National Education Association's Read Across America Program.  This program celebrates the joy of reading, honors Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2nd), and is the biggest one-day literary celebration in the U.S.  Last year over 35 million readers of all ages participated.  Check this site to find out what activities are going on in your hometown and learn how you can participate!

Source:              A Cat in the Hat & Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Reading Level:  All Ages




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