Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy B'day Dr. Seuss Week!

Dr. Seuss with "The Cat in the Hat"
(in warmer weather)
Theodor Seuss Geisel!  Does that name sound familiar?  How about Dr. Seuss?  You've read at least 1  or 2 of his books, right?

He was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, MA and wrote so many wonderful stories for children (of all ages).  The name Seuss was his mother's maiden name.  His mom's parents had a bakery located in Springfield.    

I've shared here on my blog that Dr. Seuss' inspiration for his stories came from growing up in the city of Springfield, MA!  The motorcycles in And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street are red- the color of Indian Motorcycles that were invented & manufactured in Springfield.

History is interesting!  Learn a little more about Dr. Seuss by reading this interesting short biography.

Below are photos (taken in warmer weather) of some bronze sculptures that were created by his step daughter, Lark Grey Dimond-Cates.  These statues are located on the grounds of the Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA.  When you walk onto the grounds you are greeted by:

"The Lorax"
As you walk farther into the well manicured area, so many whimsical "friends" beckon for your attention.  This is a great place for children of all ages!


"Green Eggs and Ham"

If you've never had the opportunity to stop in, do so!  The Memorial Garden & the Springfield Museums are a treasure in Springfield, MA!

My fave Dr. Seuss book will always be Green Eggs and Ham!  What is yours?



Stacey said...

How neat! I'm going to share the Indian motorcycle/Dr. Seuss connection with my dad. He collects Indians and I bet he doesn't know that tidbit of info. :)

JG said...

Stacey- History is FuN! :)