Dr. Seuss celebrates 110th birthday March 2

KUSA - The literary milestone of all milestones is approaching for one author that continues to win the hearts of children everywhere nearly 25 years after his death.

March 2 marks the 110th birthday of Theodor Geisel, the immensely popular children's author better known as Dr. Seuss.

Known for his unique voice, creative language and word play, Geisel published more than 60 books, many award winners.

Geisel, who died in 1991, captivated his young audience with hits like "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," for more than 75 years.

His books have inspired movies; some memorable (TV classics such as "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"), others not so memorable ("The Cat in the Hat").

They have even been read on the floor of the U.S. Senate -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz recited "Green Eggs and Ham" during last year's Obamacare filibuster.

His last published book in 1990, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" could not be anymore foretelling to a lasting legacy.

Children continue to go to the places he created in his books.

The Denver Public Library's Central Children's Library held a Dr. Seuss birthday party Saturday morning, which included readings from some of his books.


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