It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day! Kids and their parents, and just about everyone else it seems, is reading The Lorax today in celebration. Are you?
The Lorax, which was published in 1971, broke new ground by introducing young readers to a pressing social issue: threats to the environment. Do you remember the 1972 TV adaptation? (And now there’s even a new big-screen adaptation.)
In 1984, Dr. Seuss received a Pulitzer Prize “for his special contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents.” We issued this stamp in 2004 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. “Children want the same things we want,” Dr. Seuss once said. “To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” So true. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss.
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