Today is Dr. Seuss Birthday!


Last night, my third grader daughter asked if I knew how old Dr. Seuss would be today and of course, I looked at her with confusion. Who? I asked. She said, "Dr. Seuss. Tomorrow is his birthday." I still didn't know who she was talking about. Then she said she wanted to wear blue socks to school tomorrow and that some of her classmates would be either bringing green eggs and ham sandwich for lunch, or dress up in their favorite Dr. Seuss character. It finally dawned on me which Dr. Seuss she was talking about. Her teacher gave the students heads up about Dr. Seuss 106th (googled it) birthday today and suggested everyone to bring something to share about the author.
We looked over some of Dr. Seuss' books at home and found my daughter's favorite one: Fox in Socks. I'm sooo glad my daughter didn't ask for green eggs and ham for lunch because 1) I hve no green food coloring, and 2) I don't want to put food coloring in her food. So it was a big PHEW that she wanted to wear blue socks and bring her book to share with the class.

I was curious about this author so I googled him: Full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904-September 24, 1991. He was a writer and cartoonist (I never knew that, thought he was just a writer).

Here's a list of Dr. Seuss top 10 quotes:
Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #1
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #2
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #3
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #4
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #5
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #6
If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #7
I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #8
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #9
And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.

Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #10
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

My favorite Dr. Seuss are "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you", and "Be who you are and say what you feel because those that mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss quote?

Dr. Seuss photo credit: Image


Dorothy said...

I love him and still have some books from years ago, I had no idea he'd been around for so many years this was great information look what our children can teach us.....

Dorothy from grammology

LifeMelodies said...

I like the last quote #10. Sometimes things are not as complicated as you think it may be.

Ebie said...

I knew he was around for a long time. My daughter's favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

My favorite quote is #4.

Anonymous said...

Great author of our lifetime. My kids read his books when they were younger. l like quote #1.

Superman said...

Sad to tell I never read any of this before...Now I read some, thanks for sharing. The quotes are really simple and meaningful.

RoseBelle said...

@Dorothy - I didn't know that he was around for that long either. I have his books dating back 15 years ago. They are truly wonderful to teach kids to read and about life lessons

@LifeMelodies - Very well said. Sometimes things aren't as bad as you think they are.

@Ebie - Oh I completely forgot about that one. I have that book too.

@KN - Another good quote indeed.

@Superman - Yes, the short stories in Dr. Seuss' books are very simple for kids to follow through and understand.

Buckeroomama said...

My son loves Dr. Seuss! :) He always asks to check out Dr. Seuss books at the library. We have quite a few here at home, too.

RoseBelle said...

@Buckeroomama - My kids love reading Dr. Seuss books when they were younger. I think it's the silly cartoons that captivate them.

Liz said...

I love #10! It's so true. When questions are complicated, often we think of complicated answers too without realizing that the answer is just there.

Happy Friday sweetie!

Cheryl said...

Oh my children all loved Dr. Seuss as well as I. I have all their books packed away. They so enjoyed reading each and every one of them! I loved Green Eggs and Ham the best! I even gave my daughter "Oh the Places you will go" for a graduation present this past June.

TK said...

Vey interesting quotes indeed. I like quote no 3!