Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
In honor of Theodor Geisel, also lovingly referred to as Dr. Seuss, we’ve compiled a small sampling of his quotes, a video, and other interesting tidbits.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good”
“With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”
“I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so my self, Happy Birthday to me!”
8 Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss from keepinspiringme:
#1. Dr. Seuss never had any biological children. Although he did have two step-children from his second wife.
#2. Dr. Seuss was not actually a Doctor of anything. He added ‘Dr.’ to his pen-name because his father had always wanted him to study medicine.
#3. His books were not a success from the beginning. His first book was rejected by 27 publishers.
#4. The first recorded use of the word ‘nerd’ was in his book, If I Ran a Zoo, in 1950.
#5. Dr. Seuss won several major awards, including two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and a Peabody Award.
#6. Oh, the Places You’ll Go sells about 200,000 copies each year. It’s sales come from its popularity as a high school and/or college graduation gift.
#7. To check his publisher’s attention span, Dr. Seuss included the word ‘contraceptive’ in a draft of his one of his books.
#8. ‘Dr. Seuss’ is one of the most mispronounced of all writers’ names. It actually rhymes with ‘voice’, so ‘Zoyce’ rather than ‘Zeus’.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Thank you for instilling a love of reading in so many.