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Mother Goose Day

May 1 is Mother Goose Day!

Mother Goose is a make-believe author of scores of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, and is a fabled figure that has been around for centuries. In actuality, Mother Goose has been several different authors transposed across different periods of time, and most stories attributed to Mother Goose have been passed down orally and in “folklore fashion.”

Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in the midst of the release of her book Mother Goose: From Nursery to Literature. This holiday offers a day to fully appreciate the nursery rhymes we were told as children and share them with a new generation.

Celebrate Mother Goose Day by reading your favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes, putting on a play of a popular fairy tale, or doing Mother Goose related arts and crafts.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Library Support

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

American children’s book author and poet, Dr. Seuss was born Theodore Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. While attending college at Dartmouth, Geisel got in trouble for drinking in his dorm and was forced to resign from all his extracurricular activities. Not ready to give up his position at Dartmouth’s humor magazine, the Jack-O-Lantern, he began signing the pen name Seuss and continued contributing.

Over the length of his career, Dr. Seuss wrote 46 children’s books, the most popular of which are Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

– Dr. Seuss

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Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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