March 2 marks the anniversary of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
The always-imaginative and prolific author penned more than 40 children’s books in his lifetime. His books like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Horton Hears a Who! have been favorites for generations. And several of his beloved stories and characters have found their way from the pages of books and on to television, computer and movie screens–and don’t forget Dr. Seuss apps for tablets and smartphones!
But this isn’t the first time the Lorax has gone from page to screen. The Lorax first made that leap in 1972 in an animated TV special. Find out more about Dr. Seuss characters in film and television.
Dr. Seuss’ birthday also marks Read Across America Day, an annual program to encourage children to read and celebrate the joys of reading, because as Dr. Seuss said:
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!