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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss


As many gear up to celebrate the life and works of Dr. Seuss, we here at the Mosholu Library will remember the great children's writer and illustrator with a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Saturday, March 1st.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodore Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904. He was born in Springfield Massachusetts and later moved to New York City working on his writing and drawing. He started writing and cartooning for adults in papers and magazines but eventually went on to try his hand at children's books.

His first children's book was And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street in 1937. And the rest as they say is history. In memoriam here are some classic and favorite lines from some of his books. And don't forget to join us for Dr. Seuss stories and crafts for children on March 1st at 2:00 p.m.

"A person's a person, no matter how small" (From Horton Hears a Who!, 1954)

"Maybe Christmas he thought doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more." (From How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1957)

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not." (From The Lorax, 1971)

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose." (From Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990 )

"If we didn't have birthdays, you wouldn't be you.
If you'd never been born, well then what would you do?"
"I am what I am! That's a great thing to be!
If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!" (From Happy Birthday to You!, 1959)

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, may we never lose the power of imagination.


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