Readers Young and Old Mark Dr. Seuss' Birthday 29520

Theodore Geisel, the children's book author famously known as "Dr. Seuss," would have celebrated his 108th birthday today, March 2.  In honor of this special occasion, readers across the country are pausing to remember the imaginative genius, and to enjoy his work with their families and friends.

PBS Kids network is airing a "The Cat in the Hat-A-Thon" today, featuring new episodes of the show "The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!"

And Random House and the National Education Association (NEA) are sponsoring "Read Across America" for the second year, an event designed to encourage adults to read to a child on Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Schools, libraries and other organizations will be hosting celebrity readers to mark the occasion, including a reading by Zac Efron and Danny DeVito, who star in the new film adaptation of Dr. Seuss' environmental classic "The Lorax."

Image: Danny DeVito in the new film The Lorax, via Helga Esteb /