Happy birthday, Theodor Geisel!

Would You Eat Them in a Boat?

Green Eggs and HamToday is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, a man who has brought more joy into my life than almost any other. To this day I remember reading and laughing at his books with my mom and my little sister just as fondly as I remember reading and laughing at them with my two sons.

The Cat in the Hat was released in 1957 and a few years later his publisher bet him $50 that he couldn’t write a book using just 50 words. He won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham, which uses exactly 50 words, and only one of them has more than one syllable: the word “anywhere.”

via The Writer’s Almanac

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