Pam Dudding
Contributing writer

Dr. Seuss books have been around for many years. Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, political cartoonist and animator. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. He was born in 1904 and died in 1991 at age 87.


Amelia Taylor and her winning bulletin board, “Books Take You on an Adventure,” pictures a camper and tents which her students individually decorated.

Many of his books – The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton hears a Who and How the Grinch Stole Christmas – still resonate with kids today.

Among Dr. Seuss’ most popular quotes include: “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”

Staff members at McCleary Elementary School hold this quote close to their view of thinking when it comes to reading. They continually encourage their students to read by giving assignments and ideas in addition to suggesting to parents to read to their child nightly.

Each year, students across the country celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author with a week of activities that emphasize the joy…



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