| Theodor Seuss Geisel|
|Born||March 2, 1904|
Dr. Seuss published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Fox in Socks, The King's Stilts, Hop on Pop, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
Horton Hears a Who
The most recent movie, Horton Hears a Who was made a movie in 2008. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, and was produced by Blue Sky Studios.
The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat was released originally released as a book in 1958, but then made into a movie in 2003, as Mike Myers starring the cat in the hat.