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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 02,2011

Even in my late 20's, I still get a kick out of Dr. Seuss. There is no way I could ever choose a favorite book-- there's just way too many that bring back happy memories to me to pinpoint just one.

But I do know, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is still a must-see holiday movie for me (the old-school one, not the newer version.) And Green Eggs and Ham sticks out in my mind, too. And Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

See? I told you I couldn't pick just one.

So, even though I'm all grown up and it's been a while since I picked up one of his books, and even though I don't have any children to read his books to yet, I'd still like to give a happy birthday shout-out to one of my favorite childhood authors.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

In celebration, here's a few Dr. Seuss-related activities for you and your family to enjoy:

How much do you know about his books? Find out with this quiz! And follow up with these fun trivia facts.

Take the time today to read your child's favorite Dr. Seuss book, and then read your favorite one from when you were a child.

Whip up a batch of Green Soup with Ham, Sam I Am.

Create some adorably cute and fun Dr. Seuss-inspired crafts.

No matter how you celebrate, remember what an impact he had on generations of children, and his ability to encourage a love of words and reading in kids young and old. What an inspiration!

So, I'll end with a Dr. Seuss quote from his book Happy Birthday to You!:

""Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.""