Mar-2-2009

On the Web: Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

google_snap-0302091If you use Google today, March 2, you’ll see that the Google logo is made up of Dr. Seuss characters. When I clicked on the logo, I learned that today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

Dr. Seuss, who’s real name is Theodor (“Ted”) Seuss Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. For the past 12 years, Dr. Seuss’s birthday has been celebrated with Read Across America, a nationwide reading program of the National Education Association (also called “the NEA”). Read Across America is designed especially for kids to help them master basic reading skills.

The NEA celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America all year long with a special gift to all pre-school, kindergarten, elementary and junior-high school teachers and librarians. What’s the gift? Well, I’d spoil the surprise if I told you… so I won’t. But you’ll have to look fast, because the Read Across America gift changes every month.

Oh… one more thing: Can you name all of the Dr. Seuss characters in the Google logo? If you can, feel free to list them here. And if you need some clues, take a look through the Dr. Seuss books available for checkout at your library!

Posted by Ruth | Posted under Books & Reading, On the Web, School
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