What is Dr. Seuss week about?
The first week of March is dedicated to celebrating the birthday of one of the most prolific U.S. writers. 2nd of March is the official kick-off date for the Dr. Seuss week. The day is considered to be the national reading day by “Read across America.” As you probably guessed, the movement encourages kids to read while celebrating a cartoonist Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel anniversary. The holiday was started in 1998.
As a parent, you’ve probably come across the colorful books with illustrations by Ted. His stories are adapted for children of all ages. The themes vary in complexity from a simple play on sound like in the “Hop on Pop” to the discussion of serious social topics as the one in the “Lorax.” His uncommon writing style and yet recognizable unusual book characters were adopted to cartoons. We’ve watched our son’s favorite “Grinch” almost a dozen times by now.
If you are a lucky resident of Orange County we’d like to encourage you to visit the gallery in Laguna Beach dedicated to Dr. Seuss’s work. We had fun looking at the creatures and some of the paintings. Older kids might like to dive deeper into exploring the writer’s other endeavors (such as political cartoons) besides the children’s books.
When is Dr. Seuss week?
Dr. Seuss week is celebrated across all over the United States, from school to daycare during the first week in March. March 2nd (the actual birthday) through March 6th, right before the international Women’s Day – which is march 8th. Children read his books and participate in various activities such as dressing up to the themes of the day.
Bilingual Dr. Seuss
By the way, the stories have been translated into language across the globe and perhaps you can find one in your native language on Amazon as well. Many stores like target and Barns & Nobles will have special sales for the books during the week of March. We enjoy hanging out at the Barn & Nobles on the rainy days, perhaps you’d like to sing by and pick up some stories for your kids as well.
Dr. Seuss gallery Laguna beach
Meet the Grinch at the Dr. Seuss gallery located in the little town of Laguna Beach on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The narrative gallery features sculptures and sketches of some of the odd-looking creatures from Dr. Seuss children’s novels. Add this cool spot while exploring the galleries in Laguna Beach with your kids. We also really enjoyed Vladimir Kush’s gallery located immediately adjacent to the main street beach. Some of the sketches and painting originals will surprise you.
Here’s a quote from the Narrative Gallery web page:
Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Dr. Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Works in the Secret Art and Archive Collection are curated from significant archives including the Dr. Seuss Estate, the Dr. Seuss Archives at the Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California ─ San Diego, the Hood Museum of Art, and select public and private collections. Dating back to the 1995 book by the same name, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen.
These “Midnight Paintings,” along with significant drawings and sculpture, were often created by Dr. Seuss at night for his own personal enjoyment and were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. The original paintings and sculpture, which remain in their respective collections, are considered priceless and will not be made available for sale. The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection presents the exclusive authorized limited editions reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original paintings, drawings, and sculpture.Narrative Gallery