March 2 is National Read Across America Day and who better than Mark Twain to help celebrate?
Why is Mark Twain? Samuel Clemens is better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, and today is the birthday of Theodor Geisel who is more famous by his pen name of Dr. Seus.
Dr. Seuss's most famous book, "The Cat in the Hat" is 1702 words long but only uses 220 different words that most first-graders should know.
Another famous Dr. Seuss book, "Green Eggs and Ham" uses only 50 different words and 49 of them are only one syllable. Anyone know which words is more than that? Let me know in the comments below!
Say "Happy Birthday Theodor Geisel" and see the blank look you will get from most people, but everyone will know who you mean when you say "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss"
Take the time today to read a book and enjoy the fun a great book can provide.
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