Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (CNN)



Today is the birthday of one of Dartmouth’s most beloved alumni, Theodor Geisel ’25, aka Dr. Seuss, and CNN is celebrating—in rhyme, of course:

By high school he was doing art

His cartoon style set him apart.

Soon our Ted was a Dartmouth grad

He paid his rent by drawing ads

So reads part of the tribute to the Cat in the Hat author, whose last book, What Pet Should I Get?, was published posthumously last year. Geisel died in 1991, at the age of 87.

The verse concludes:

So let’s pour a glass of milk, or juice

And raise a toast to Dr. Seuss.

His books, they sit on all our shelves.

Today, he’d be 112!

Read the full story, published 3/2/16 by CNN.

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