[March 11, 2014]
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March 2 marked the 110th birthday of Theodor
Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. In celebration of the special
children's author, the students of the Lincoln Christian Church
Preschool have spent this week participating in special Seuss
On Monday the children heard
the story "Fox and Socks" and came to school wearing all kinds of
funny and colorful socks.
Tuesday they heard the story
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish." That day they were
to wear red and blue to school and played special color-matching
On Wednesday it was "Cat in the
Hat" day in the classroom. The children were encouraged to
bring and wear their favorite hat while the church's children's
minister, Marcia Wells, read them the book "The Cat in the
Hat" Afterward they enjoyed a snack of cupcakes and took
guesses at how many fish were in the fishbowl.
Theodor Seuss Geisel began his
career as a serious news journalist during World
War II. There he started illustrating and was introduced to
the art of animation. He later worked on military films such
as "Your Job in Germany" and "Your Job in Japan." He later
wrote for Life, Vanity Fair and Judge magazines. He did his first book
illustration for a collection of children's books called "Boners." Through a long and winding road of various illustration and writing
projects, Geisel was finally approached to write a children's primer
using 220 new-reader vocabulary words. It was then that he wrote
'The Cat in the Hat." The book was published in 1957 and
launched his career as Dr. Seuss. Geisel also wrote books
under the pen name Theo LeSieg, his last name spelled backward.
Pictures by Karen Hargis.