March 2 marks 113 years since the birth of the inimitable Theodor Seuss Geisel, who of course found fame with his pen-name, Dr Seuss.
He died in 1991 but his legacy lives on in the well-loved books that have entertained generations of readers and changed the way children’s books were written. He continues to inspire and there is no doubt, he will feature on the bookshelves and e-readers of children for generations to come.
In Katroo, every year, on the day you were born
They start the day right in the bright early morn
When the Birthday Honk-Honker hikes high up Mt. Zorn
and lets loose a big blast on the big Birthday Horn.
And the voice of the horn calls out loud as it plays:
“Wake up! For today is your Day of all Days!”
— Happy Birthday to You!
To mark his birthday, HarperCollins has released a new colouring book that includes intricate illustrations, playful patterns and iconic images based on pages from titles such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who! And Oh, The Places You’ll Go.
Also new, there’s a paperback edition of never-before-seen rhyming picture book What Pet Should I Get? And Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, a collection of recently-discovered stories featuring old friends and new faces.
♦ Dr Seuss Colouring Book RRP $20
♦ What Pet Should I Get? RRP $13
♦ Horton & The Kwuggerbug And More Lost Stories RRP $13