Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today, children all across the country are celebrating Read Across America Day, which is celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Born in 1904, Dr. Seuss would have been 106 today!  A favorite author of children of all ages, many don’t know the book “Cat in the Hat” was written using only 236 distinct words from a list of 400 words supplied by his publisher which they felt children would be learning in school.  After the publication of “Cat in the Hat”, Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss’s publisher, wagered $50 that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty different words.  From this challenge came the book “Green Eggs and Ham”.  To find out more about Read Across America Day, check out http://www.nea.org/readacross/


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