american author and illustrator dr seuss sits at his drafting table picture

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

One wish, two wish, red wish, blue wish

Today is the day
A very special day
To say Happy Birthday
And give a very special pat
To that grammatical acrobat
The man who gave us The Cat in the Hat

theodor seuss geisel 1904 1991 american writer poet and cartoonist at picture Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Born Theodor Geisel in 1904
He would eventually and forevermore
Be known as Dr. Seuss in every book store

childrens book authorillustrator theodor seuss geisel poses with of picture John Bryson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

His imagination knew no bounds
And his wondrous, rhyming sounds
Made their way into 60 tomes, for all you book hounds

childrens book authorillustrator theodor seuss geisel working on clay picture John Bryson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

He was also gifted with clay and ink
Splashing red, blue, and sometimes pink
With the ease of nothing more than a wink

theodor geisel or dr seuss as he is known holds a toy of the cat in picture Bettmann/Bettmann Archive

So let's hear it for the man
Who always had a master plan
To make each child a stupendous reading fan.

The End