By Christie Tavera
Today marks the 112th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author and illustrator who has inspired generations of readers.
For more than half a century, lovers of literature, young and old, have read his whimsical tales “Cat In The Hat,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
“I have always been in love with Dr. Seuss stories and was happy to start passing them on to my own child,” said, Brittany Ford, mother and English junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
Ford grew up reading Dr. Seuss and now reads Dr. Seuss to her little girl.
Many teachers, schools and students will honor the late Dr. Suess with classroom festivities today.
Here are six ways for college students to commemorate the man who gave us truffela trees and Whoville!
• Wear red, wear white, but make sure it is striped!
• Make green eggs and ham! Not sure how to pull off green eggs? Here is a link with instructions on how to accomplish this literary feat! www.seussville.com/activities/GREEN_Recipes_1.pdf
• Read his 45th! Dr. Seuss now has 45 books to his name after his widow found the transcript for “What Pet Should I Get?” If you do not own a copy, you can always visit the local library or bookstore.
• Or you can check out a book from the campus library where Librarian Eileen Oliver says they have at least 15 titles, including some translated into Spanish.
• Make it a midweek movie night with Hulu or Netflix to view one of the cinematic versions of “The Lorax”, “Cat In The Hat” or “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”
• Plant a tree like the Lorax! Although truffela trees may not be in season, ask your local nursery or EcoCentro to find out what they recommend this time of year.
However you decide to pay homage to Dr. Seuss today, don’t forget what Dr. Seuss wrote: “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”