Have you heard? Horton has, anyway — it's Dr. Seuss's birthday. Celebrate the zany, quirky author of several beloved children's books with our surefire tips and find local Seuss-themed events. After all, you're never too old to be a Seuss fan.
Three ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday
1. Head to the library. Many local libraries, including Berlin Public Library, have some splendiferous Seuss-themed events. Even if they don’t, check out some Dr. Seuss books and read aloud to your family or friends. (Personally, we think Dr. Seuss is pretty enjoyable regardless of your age.)
2. Host a Seuss party (or play date). You could read your favorite Seuss books, serve Seuss-inspired treats and create some Seussical crafts. Find all kinds of delicious recipes, like Pink Yink Ink Smoothies and adorable Thing One and Thing Two cupcakes, at the website goodlifeeats.com.
3. Watch the two-hour marathon of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on your local PBS channel. Find more info at pbs.org.
Local Seuss-themed events
• WHAT: Preschool in the Park: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
• WHEN: 1-2:30 p.m. March 2
• WHERE: Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion
• COST: Free
• INFO: 440-458-5121
Celebrate Seuss’ birthday with stories, crafts and games for preschoolers — and anyone else who loves his famous stories. Meet at the Carriage Barn and dress warmly.
• WHAT: Cat in the Hat
• WHEN: 3-5 p.m. March 2
• WHERE: Berlin Public Library, 4 E. Main St., Berlin Heights
• COST: Free
• INFO: 419-588-2250
Enjoy a special visit from the Cat in the Hat, as well as plenty of themed crafts, games, refreshments and prizes. No registration required.
Fun facts about the man known as Seuss
• His real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel
• He used the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg (his real last name spelled backwards) and Rosetta Stone
• He worked in an animation department of the US Army during WWII
• He wrote 44 books, including the bestsellers “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
• His first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was published in 1937 — after being rejected 30 times