Gotta Watch: Dr. Seuss turns 108
Author Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, sits with a copy of his book, 'The Cat in the Hat' in1957.
March 2nd, 2012
05:47 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Dr. Seuss turns 108

Dr.Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. He gave us stories like "The Lorax," "The Cat in the Hat" and much more. Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote books for all ages, with whimsical characters, rhyming and new phrases. Between a Grinch who stole Christmas, Sneetches and Thneeds, Dr. Seuss had an impact that all generations can see. So whether its "Green Eggs and Ham" or "Horton Hears a Who" we want to wish a very happy 108th birthday to you!

'The Lorax' leaps to life on big screen

Truffula trees come to life and roam free in this sneak peak of ‘The Lorax’ that’s playing in 3D. With a cast like Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White to name a few, there’s no telling what this movie has in store for you.

'Suessologist' uncovers lost Seuss books

One man found a collection of Dr. Seuss stories that are new. It’s amazing what a bit of sleuthing can do. Just when you thought no more could be found, seven Seuss treasures collected and bound.

2004: Dr. Seuss gets Hollywood star

In 2004 you didn’t have to look far. Dr. Seuss finally got his Hollywood star. Kids read from his books and his wife was there too. To honor the life and achievement of the man we once knew.

You can also check out our education blog to learn about Read Across America Day, which takes place today.

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  1. SAVIOR

    So it's your birthday and your one hundred and eight? All the who's down in whoville think that's totally great.
    the cat in the hat said with a big wide grin.
    Don't look where your at just look where you've been..
    Horton yells out ..very loud and very proud that he meant what he said and he said what he meant..you have touched the lives of millions..100%

    Happy birthday doc

    March 2, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Love it!
      Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess.

      March 2, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • cm

      good stuff, Savior.
      Happy birthday Dr Seuss, we love you.

      March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Could not have said it better myself.

      March 2, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Except that you don't know the difference between your and you're.

      March 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pison

      The article should mention that he was, by today's standard, a racist, which you can easily verify by simply searching the web.

      March 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AMERICA 1st

    Happy birthday!

    March 2, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. PEDO-BEAR

    Way to drop the ball Google! They'll do a google doodle for everyone and everything else, but when it comes to the Good Dr....Nothing! I guess that's why we have Yahoo, Dogpile, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others!

    March 2, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • dfgdfgdfg

      They've done it in previous years for him. Should they really only do the SAME people EVERY year?

      March 2, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      But if you really want to see it...

      http://www.google.com/doodles/dr-seuss-105th-birthday

      March 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    well done savior, your words shine bright

    like the light of a lighthouse breaks up the night

    so tired turtles and mumbling mice
    can smile and laugh and sing
    how nice 🙂

    oh the wonderful things dr seuss can do

    March 2, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    there's one they made into a cartoon i saw as a kid – haven't seen it since.. some had stars on their bellies and some did not.. till a dude with a machine came to town.. what was it called?

    March 2, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. podunda

    Do people realize that Dr. Suess is dead? This is a little confusing.

    March 2, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      yeah.. there's a huge reading campaign on his birthday every year. died in 91, i think.. but he's immortal. everyone will know of him forever. like god.. 😉

      March 2, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lori in RI

    My very first book was Hop On Pop....read it a million times!

    March 2, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Thor

    Had it not been your light,
    my childhood would have been a fright.
    As all who have said before, I say with a grin,
    Please have a very Happy Birthday Dr Seuss...again!

    March 2, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. popedm

    You think this article might have mentioned that he died in 1991 !

    March 2, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • SEP

      Everyone's such a critic! Please provide us all with a link to all of the articles that you have published/posted (they are sure to be perfect in every way, no doubt)

      March 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • LinSea

      lol, I always thought you stopped counting birthdays once the person died. What, next month are they going to post an article that reads "Thomas Jefferson Turns 269 Today"? How about "Johannes Gutenberg–614 Years Young!" Or, "Happy 1,270th B-Day, Emperor Charlemagne!" Don't get me wrong, I loved Dr. Seuss, but this thing Google and now CNN does with continuing to count birthdays long past someone's lifetime is absurd.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO ©

    Great author, really in touch with kids, coloured our lives when we we younger. Just one problem – he sure couldn't draw a horse, could he?

    March 2, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. drnight

    Before my first day of school I could read at a second grade level thanks to my Mom and this man's work. Happy Birthday and thanks Dr.S.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. oldman100

    There needs to be a p0rnographic version of Dr. Suess.
    No exceptions!

    March 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bryan

    " a person is a person no matter how small"

    March 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. nbafan

    Dr Seuss was truly amazing, I hope the movies convey it...looking forward to the Lorax

    March 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Todd Balstrom

    Now, wait a minute, not so fast–
    You forget our Dr. Seuss has passed!
    To wrap the gifts and frost the cake
    Would be a very grave mistake.

    If you dig past golden flocks,
    Below the dirt and past the rocks,
    You'll find a smell that's worse than socks–
    It's Dr. Seuss, stiff in a box!

    Buy not the gifts, don't sign the card,
    For here lies Seuss, all still and hard.
    Remember next year what Ive said.
    I'm pretty sure he'll still be dead.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
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