Yes, there really is a Dr. Seuss Day and it's today.
I remember being very young, going to the library with my parents, and discovering Seuss's magical mix of whimsical, poetic text and brilliantly fanciful art. (I wonder if my love of Seuss is what led me to seek out the equally-magical word/picture blend of comic books?)
The man was a true genius of the imagination and his work enchants me as much now as it did when I was four years old, sitting in the children's section of the Avenue J library in Brooklyn, my eyes wide with wonder.
So thank you Theodor Geisel for igniting my imagination and filling my heart.