Dr. Seuss Honored on World Book Day
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On Thursday, many people were remembering the American writer Theodore Seuss Geisel – better known as "Dr. Seuss."
Geisel is one of the world's most famous authors of books for children.
March 2 would have been his 113th birthday. He was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He died in 1991.
In his honor, March 2 is known as both "Dr. Seuss Day" and, in many places, "World Book Day." The aim of the observance is to celebrate literature and urge children around the world to read.
On Thursday, the hashtags #DrSeuss and #WorldBookDay were two of the top trending topics on Twitter.
Dr. Seuss is known for his fantastical and humorous books for young children. His books are filled with colorful pictures and fun rhymes. Dr. Seuss' works include "The Cat in the Hat, "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Lorax."
Dr. Seuss helped generations of children learn to read - and to love reading. His books have been published in some 20 languages.
Many people used "World Book Day" to express thanks for Dr. Seuss' books. One person tweeted "Thank you for making life more colorful."
Others honored other favorite authors, including Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak and JK Rowling.
For bookworms, however, every day may seem like #WorldBookDay. A "bookworm" is an informal name for someone who loves to read.
As one person tweeted, "in my world, every day is World Book Day."
If you missed out on World Book Day, you will have another chance later this year to celebrate books and reading. The United Nations marks World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. That is the date that several of the world's greatest writers died. They include England's William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes of Spain.
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1.In his honor, March 2 is known as both "Dr. Seuss Day" and, in many places, "World Book Day."
In one's honor 为了表示对某人的敬意
They built a monument in his honor.
He was invited by an English Literary Society to be present at a dinner given in his honor.
2.His books are filled with colorful pictures and fun rhymes.
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His voice filled with fatherly concern
Maria's eyes filled with tears.
周四，大批民众纪念美国作家西奥多·苏斯·盖泽尔（Theodore Seuss Geisel），也就是著名的“苏斯博士” 。
3月2日是苏斯博士的113岁诞辰 。1904年，他出生于马萨诸塞州的斯普林菲尔德 。1991年去世 。
为了纪念他，人们将3月2日定为“苏斯博士日”，还有很多地方也称“世界读书日” 。此举意在弘扬文学并鼓励全球的孩子们阅读 。
苏斯博士所著的儿童图书生动诙谐，家喻户晓 。其作品充满了色彩明亮的图画和妙趣横生的韵文 。苏斯博士的代表作有《帽中猫》、《绿鸡蛋和火腿》和《罗拉克斯》 。
苏斯博士帮助一代代的孩子们读书，让他们热衷于阅读 。他的作品被译为20多种语言出版 。
很多人利用“世界读书日”来表达对苏斯博士作品的感激之情 。一位网友在推特上写道“感谢您使我们的生活更加丰富多彩 。”
还有网友借机感谢其他作家，包括罗尔德·达尔（Roald Dahl），莫里斯·桑达克（Maurice Sendak）和JK罗琳（JK Rowling） 。
不过对于书虫们来说，天天都是“世界读书日” 。“书虫”是一种对喜爱读书的人的非正式称呼 。
如果你错过了今年的世界读书日，你还有一次庆祝书籍和阅读的机会 。联合国将4月23日定为世界图书与版权日 。这一天也是全球一些知名作家去世的日子 。其中包括英国的文学巨匠威廉·莎士比亚（William Shakespeare）和西班牙的伟大作家米格尔·德·塞万提斯（Miguel de Cervantes） 。