Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Today marks the birthday of one of the world's most wonderful storytellers, Dr. Seuss. As such, a nationwide reading celebration takes place every year on this day. It is Read Across America Day, so get out your books (especially the Dr. Seuss books) and read.

Dr. Seuss was a masterful storyteller but also a subtle teacher for children as he showed kids the importance of having a kind heart, believing in oneself and in one's potential in life.  I can think of no other person having such a long and important impact on children's reading and learning...and with such fun stories!

As I started to think of some of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes to share today, I realized they all came from the same book...Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990)
Some of my most favorite include the following...

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...get on your way!"

"And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too."

I guess that means Oh, The Places You'll Go! is my favorite Dr. Seuss book given all my favorite quotes come from it, but there are so many wonderful books.

What are your favorite Dr. Seuss books and/or quotes?  I'd love to hear them!


  1. I saw his birthday mentioned somewhere, but forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder, Karin. There will never be another Dr. Seuss.

    1. No, there will not, Beverly! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. My baby picked up The Cat in the Hat today. That book never gets old. You know, one of my favorites was The Sneeches on the Beaches. Such a good story.

    1. I so agree, Crystal. The Cat in the Hat is one of the best:) I've not read The Sneeches on the Beaches forever so will have to do so again soon. Thanks for stopping by!