"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." Words to live by that were written by the immortal Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was the pen name for Theodor Seuss Geisel. He is of course the author behind such children's favorites as "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Can you image Christmas without reading about the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who at least once?
Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904. His birthday has been adopted as National Read Across America Day.
In all, Seuss wrote more than 60 books. His books have sold more than 600 million copies. They have been translated into more than 20 languages. His works have inspired animated television shows and movies.
The date of the nationwide Read Across America school initiative designed to instill a joy of reading into children was chosen to occur annually on Seuss' birthday. The first Read Across America Day was celebrated on March 2, 1998. Seuss's birthday was picked for the event because he is considered one of the most beloved children's authors.
If you love the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch, then you will adore the selection of kids and adults Dr. Seuss Costumes from Candy Apple Costumes.
Most schools have a week-long Read Across America celebration. Many activities include dressing as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Teachers and students will love the selection at Candy Apple Costumes.