Dr. Seuss: Facts And Stories You Didn't Know About The King Of Kids' Books

Theodor Geisel holding one of his most famous books. (newyorker.com)

Who didn’t grow up reading the fun-tastical books of Dr. Seuss? The rhymes were catchy, the stories had morals, and the illustrations were whimsical. From The Cat in the Hat to Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax to Horton Hears a Who, the stories were always clever and engaging. The genius behind these children's books, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, was just as interesting and creative as his beloved stories. To honor his contribution to children's literature, Geisel's birthday, March 2, is now celebrated as National Read Across America Day.