Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Today is National Children's Picture Book Day!

Today is National Children's Picture Book Day! We all likely had a favorite book when we were young - I loved several Dr. Seuss books, Ten Apples Up On Top was one of my favorite Seuss books for sure! When we think of children's picture books, we certainly think of books by Dr. Seuss - especially since last month I shared a Dr. Seuss quote each day of the month! Well, today is a day to remember your favorite picture book from when you were a child and to share books with the children we love as well. One of the reasons that National Children’s Picture Book Day is celebrated on April 2 is because renowned fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday also falls on the same day.

Since many of us have a favorite Dr. Seuss book, I'm happy to share with you some fun facts about him and his books - did you know . . .

  • One of Dr. Seuss’s most famous works, “The Cat in the Hat,” was originally written to attract children to looking at pictures and reading only 250 words.
  • Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” because of a friend’s bet that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 words.
  • Whenever he was asked about where he got the ideas for his extraordinary stories, Dr. Seuss would always say that he would go to Gletsch in Switzerland to have his cuckoo clock repaired and, while there, he would talk to the Gletsch people who always conversed about strange things.
You will find more fun facts and interesting information about National Children's Picture Book Day at this link

Gather the children you love and your favorite picture books and celebrate - enjoy!

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