Read Across America Week is an annual celebration of reading, held each year around Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The event promotes literacy and encourages children of all ages to engage in reading activities.
We love read across America week and try to participate in as many school events as we can. It also celebrates the beloved children’s author and poet Dr. Seuss and his impact on children’s literature. Little known facts about Dr. Seuss include his real name (Theodor Seuss Geisel), pronounced ZOICE like voice his early career as a political cartoonist, and his work in advertising before children’s books.
He also wrote and illustrated more than 60 books, created characters like the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant, and won two Academy Awards for his animated films. The first book was and to think I saw it on Mulberry street. His best selling book was Sam I am written on a dare by his best friend He bet him he could not write a book using just 27 words but he did. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages, and continue to be popular with children around the world.
His work has also been the focus of numerous campaigns and initiatives, such as Read Across America Week, to promote literacy and encourage children to read.