Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Eve Quintus, a kindergartner in Stacy Osborn’s classroom, painted this beautiful portrait of “The Cat in the Hat.” Photo provided

When children grow up, it’s likely they won’t be able to name every book they ever read, but most certainly they will recall the books that nobody can forget - “Green Eggs and Ham,” “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” “Horton Hears a Who,” or “The Cat in the Hat.”

Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to children and adults around the world as Dr. Seuss, has left an impressionable mark on the lives of young and old alike. Friday, March 2, marked the authors 115th birthday. Despite his passing more than 25 years ago, his work lives on for children everywhere. His books are read not only in the homes of millions, but also in schools, which is why Eagle Grove Elementary celebrates the author’s birthday every year with special activities. There is so much to be learned from the great lessons his stories have to teach …like imagination can take you anywhere, never give up on your dreams, and it’s okay to be different.

The path to reaching his dream of becoming a children’s book author also offers a valuable lesson.

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