Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

"Ten years ago, Dr. Seuss took 220 words, rhymed them, and turned out THE CAT IN THE HAT, a little volume of absurdity that worked like a karate chop on the weary little world of Dick, Jane and Spot." --Ellen Goodman, The Detroit Free Press, November 1966

Theodor Geisel would have been 107 years old today. It amazes me how relevant his work remains to this day and how much it has informed storytelling to children. I don't think kids of today even know the mundane world of See Jane run. Thanks to revolutionary work of Seuss, the art of storytelling is alive and well in children's literature.

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