How to Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Theodor Geisel, otherwise known worldwide as "Dr. Seuss", has become one of the most celebrated authors of children's books. The unique characters and creative rhyming stories mark him as one-of-a-kind. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd.


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    Read his books, see below. You can find stories online, at your local library, and at the bookstore.
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    Eat green eggs and ham. List all of the places where you would eat green eggs and ham.
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    Wear a shiny star on your stomach and act like a Sneetch.
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    Plant a tree like the character in The Lorax.
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    Recreate his characters with cardboard rolls, felt, pom poms, glitter, glue, pipe cleaners, or any other arts & crafts item to think of. [1] Create your own story with the character you made.
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    Make a crossword puzzle with Dr. Seuss character names and book titles. Challenge yourself to another level and use lines and quotes from different books.
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    Watch a movie based on one of his books, see below.
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    Sing along with "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" while watching "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".
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    Write a story for children with illustrations.
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    Draw a picture.
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    Read a Geisel Award-winner. The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.[2] The award is named after Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, see below.
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    Visit Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida.


  • If you want to draw characters or in his style of drawing, use flat and simple mediums. Examples include markers that are bold and vibrant in color.
  • It's more fun to do activities with people that have an interest or love for Dr. Seuss's books. Include kids in these as much as possible.

Books by Dr. Seuss

  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
  • The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
  • The King's Stilts (1939)
  • The Seven Lady Godivas (1940)
  • Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
  • McElligot's Pool (Caldecott Honor Book, 1947)
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
  • Bartholomew and the Oobleck (Caldecott Honor Book, 1949)
  • If I Ran the Zoo (Caldecott Honor Book, 1950)
  • Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
  • On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
  • If I Ran the Circus (1956)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)
  • The Cat in the Hat (1957)
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958)
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)
  • Happy Birthday to You! (1959)
  • Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)
  • Hop on Pop (1963)
  • Fox in Socks (1965)
  • I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)
  • The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
  • The Foot Book (1968)
  • I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969)
  • My Book about ME (Illustrated by Roy McKie, 1970)
  • I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises! (1970)
  • The Lorax (1971)
  • Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
  • There's a Wocket in My Pocket! (1974)
  • Great Day for Up! (Illustrated by Quentin Blake, 1974)
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
  • The Cat's Quizzer (1976)
  • I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
  • Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
  • Hunches in Bunches (1982)
  • The Butter Battle Book (1984)
  • You're Only Old Once! : A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)
  • I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! (Illustrated by James Stevenson, 1987)
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990)
  • Daisy-Head Mayzie (Posthumous, 1995)
  • My Many Colored Days (Posthumous, illustrated by Steve Johnson with Lou Fancher, 1996)
  • Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (Posthumous, from notes, with Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith, 1998)
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing (Posthumous, based on story and film, 2000)

Movies based on Dr. Seuss books

  • Horton Hatches the Egg (1942)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!;
  • Horton Hears a Who! (1970)
  • The Cat in the Hat (1971)
  • The Lorax (1972)
  • Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973)
  • The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975)
  • Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)
  • Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980)
  • The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982).
  • Welcome (1986) (an adaptation of Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose)
  • The Butter Battle Book
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000)
  • The Cat in the Hat (2003)
  • Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
  • The Lorax (2012)

Giesel Award-winning books

  • Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems, 2009 Medal winner
  • Chicken Said, ‘Cluck!’ by Judyann Ackerman Grant, illustrated by Sue Truesdell, 2009 Honor Book
  • One Boy, written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, 2009 Honor Book
  • Stinky, written and illustrated by Eleanor Davis, 2009 Honor Book
  • Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell, 2009 Honor Book.
  • There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems, 2008 Medal winner
  • First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, 2008 Honor Book
  • Jazz Baby, written by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, 2008 Honor Book.
  • Vulture View, written by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, 2008 Honor Book
  • Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky, 2007 Medal winner
  • Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, 2007 Honor book
  • Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer, 2007 honor book
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis, 2007 Honor book
  • Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson, 2006Medal winner
  • Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold 2006 Honor book.
  • A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom, 2006 Honor book
  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa written by Erica Silverman and illustrated by Betsy Lewin, 2006 Honor book
  • Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day written by Jean Van Leeuwen and illustrated by Ann Schweninger, 2006 Honor book.

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