We all know his books, not to mention the movies, television programs, and commercial products generated by his books.
Here's hoping if you have children anywhere in your life you will take a minute to share one of his stories with them today (and often).
But why not do yourself a favor and learn more about him.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, by Donald Pease provides a well-researched biography.
Oh, The Places He Went: a Story About Dr. Seuss--Theodor Seuss Geisel, by Marian M. Weidt, is a great read aloud for younger elementary kids, read alone for intermediate ages.
When reflecting on the recent passing of Jan Berenstain it is heartening to know that the magic of Seuss, the Berenstains, and so many others will live on in the lives of generations to come.
Ahh, the power of picture books. Happy birthday indeed.