Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
– Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!
Happy, happy birthday to you, dear Dr. Seuss! (born March 2, 1904, died September 24, 1991)
What’s your favourite Dr. Seuss book? I love the sense of adventure in Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and I give it often as a gift for graduation or special occasions. I just love how Dr. Seuss’s rhymes can make life seem like such an adventure. He can even make eating eggs and ham sound exciting!
Then of course, there’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Christmas happens to be my favourite holiday ever, yet I love this tale of the grouchy, mean Mr. Grinch. Not his fault his heart was two sizes too small, eh?
To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Random House Canada created this awesome video of RHC authors reading Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. The video includes Erin Morgenstern (author of the magical Night Circus) and Ami McKay (author of the acclaimed Virgin Cure), but I must say, my favourite would have to be Kevin O’Leary. Seriously, watching a Dragon (one of the fiercest Dragons on Dragon’s Den to boot!) read Dr. Seuss just completely made my day. You can almost imagine Dr. Seuss coming up with a rhyme for that, eh?