Dr Seuss is a legendary genius – if you haven’t had the pleasure, no matter what age you are, you will find a rhyme to suit and a story to make you smile!

The predictability of Dr. Seuss' lines and imaginative early drawings have been an essential part of young readers lives and memories for decades. Although some parents were and still are concerned that made-up words could or would confuse children, the nonsensical jumble of letters in many Dr. Seuss books actually helps children read because it heightens their awareness of the sound’s letters make.  He often made up words that were funny helping children with their literacy skills as by hearing how language can be played with in turn helps them learn to read.  The predictable rhythm of the sentences also plays a big role in teaching children to read giving them confidence in their own reading ability.

Born on 2nd March 1904, by the time he died on 24th September 1991 aged 87 years he had sold over 600 million copies translated into more than 20 languages including many of the most popular children's books of all time. Dr. Seuss continues to nearly 30 years following his death sell more stories than any other great writer.

The best-selling Dr Seuss Book is Green Eggs and Ham which is no surprise being a timeless classic and literary masterpiece with phrases that can be remembered and rehearsed by all ages such as: “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I am.”.

So to celebrate this here are some quotes to revisit;