The legendary children's author would have been 109.
Though he passed away in 1991, Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most as simply Dr. Seuss, would have turned 109 years old Saturday, March 2. The nation celebrates his birth with storytimes, classroom activities and fond reflections of favorite stories. Did you know that Dr. Seuss never really was a doctor of any sort? According to GoodReads.com, he'd gone to Oxford to obtain a doctorate of literature, but never finsihed his degree. Instead, while on board a ship on a European vacation, he crafted "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." He inspired authors (and children) across the world when, after being rejected by 43 publishers, he got a friend to publish his first work in 1937, according to Seussville.com. Read Across America …
The Upper Schuylkill Valley Park will host a guided "If I Ran the Zoo" tour on Saturday, March 2.
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Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00am to join in the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Participants will hear the story “If I Ran the Zoo” read aloud and will take a guided tour where they will meet the animals that call the park home. To add to the fun, kids will get the chance to help feed a few of the animals to see what it would be like if they ran a zoo. Activities and cupcakes will be included in the event. This program is for children ages three to seven. There is a $2.00 per person suggested donation. Pre-registration is required. Please call 610-948-5170 to register. This event is weather permitting as all of the activities will be held outdoors. Upper Schuylkill Valley Park is located on Rt…