Lisa’s Tuesday Perspective: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

A little bit of a sidestep today.  Today, March 2nd, in 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born.  He was better known, of course, as the colorful-world creator and wordsmith, Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss wrote over sixty children’s books, and a lot of them were books that I loved as a kid.  My favorites, possibly, were Oh the Places You’ll Go, and Oh the Thinks You Can Think.  What I loved about Dr. Seuss was the fact that in his books—in his world—anything was possible.  Even language boundaries didn’t matter to Dr. Seuss… if he couldn’t find a word that fit where he wanted it, he simply made one up.  His books were one of the first examples I had in just how bendable the English language, and language in general could be.

So Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  Thanks for everything.

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About Lisa Asanuma

Lisa is a professional freelance writer and editor, along with a bookbinder and knitting obsessee. Lisa has a passion for YA literature (inside her passion for literature in general) and is currently working on her first novel. View all posts by Lisa Asanuma

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