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!

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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. roast beast is a feast

    Happy Seuss day, everyone. Be sure to feast on rare who roast beast. Unless you're observing Lent. Then, just eat some fish heads.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

      March 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ni


      March 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Roley-poley fish heads.
      Eat them up, yum.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • roast beast is a feast

      @ni, what are you, the Pope?

      March 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Damon

    Dr. Seuss and I share the same birthday. Happy Birthday Doc! 😀

    March 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Happy Birthday to you!

      March 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      My nephew's birthday is today too. He thinks it's so cool that he has the same birthday as Dr. Seuss. 🙂

      March 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      And Mikhail Gorbachev.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dino S.

    What a long, productive, happy and fuliflled life. Happy Birthday Dr. Zeuss.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cedar Rapids

    No, I am fairly sure he isnt 108 because he's dead. Its like saying Napoleon is going to be 243 years old this year.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      Thank you. After a person dies, they no longer turn a year older. We can celebrate the day of their birth but Dr. Suess is NOT 108.

      March 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Majono

    Well, he WOULD have been 108. He has been dead for a while now.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      We celebrate tWashington's, Lincoln's and MLK's birthday.
      Why not celebratea man who has given so much to the world of children's books?

      March 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marshall

      Nobody said that we shouldn't celebrate his birthday. The poster was merely pointing out that the article completely left out the fact that he died in 1991.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      This was also aimed at everyone else pointing out that he's dead; I accidently put it here.
      I was merely pointing out that those folks were also deceased.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cedar Rapids

      Sure we celebrate it but we dont say Washington turns 282

      March 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      CR: True.
      Not on CNN, anyway.
      But this is also a campaign for children's literacy.
      And you can bet a teacher uses these birthdays in the classroom to teach math, also...not a bad thing, IMO.

      I saw this article last year, and I'll probably see it next year, also.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Adam

    That attempt at a rhyming article was painful to read. lol

    But happy birthday, birthday buddy!

    March 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. n0c0mment

    Today Dr Seuss turns 108. Without him I'd have no green eggs on my plate
    No sneetches, no lorax, no Grinch, or the Who's, So crack open a beer or a bottle of booze
    A toast to the cat with the barber's chapeau, and the man who first marveled at the places I'd go.

    March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ben James

    I loved this guy when i grew up and my my boy loved him too. Timeless!

    March 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Knucklehead

    Just one of the many good things that came with parenting children was rediscovering Dr. Seuss.

    Sad Dad bad had
    What a day Dad had!

    March 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      It took me until being a grandma before I could get through reading Fox in Socks aloud!

      March 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. guest

    It's hard to have any respect for him. He kept coming down from Olympus, and forcing himself on the poor mortal women. Then when the baby was born, his wife would take out her anger on the woman. Not fair.

    March 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eric

    Dr. Suss is a SigEp!

    March 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. where's tracie

    where's tracie

    March 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • with waldo

      with waldo

      March 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dr Wuss

    I always found his books too scary.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. TomFoolery

    He didn't turn 108. He's dead. He's been dead for a long time. What is it with these ridiculous headlines? Yes, it would be his 108th birthday, no he didn't turn 108 today.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. anonymous

    Fox in Socks is torture, but I love the Zillow on my pillow.

    March 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleveland

      I don't know if putting socks on a fox would be torture. He would just rip them off with his teeth if he didn't want them.

      March 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Myxlptlkx

      I don't know about socks on foxes, but duct-taping socks on cats is endless hours of entertainment...

      March 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vanda

      ARGH!I had a nice comment here and this stpiud BLOGGER BOOGER new blogger thingee forced me to log onto new blogger then ate it.ARGH!I had a nice comment here and this stpiud BLOGGER BOOGER new blogger thingee forced me to log onto new blogger then ate it.ARGH!I had a nice comment here and this stpiud BLOGGER BOOGER new blogger thingee forced me to log onto new blogger then ate it.So I'm going to say it three times, just like Gayle 🙂

      March 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
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