The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden was opened in 2002. The idea for the garden was first imagined when the author visited Springfield in 1986, and after his death in 1991 his widow Audrey gave her blessing for his work to be immortalised in a memorial garden full of bronze statues. Seuss’s own stepdaughter, sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, made over 30 statues in bronze for her late step-father, and the statues are set among the grounds of Springfield Museum.
Surrounded by art and science museums and galleries, Seuss’s garden is a fun, exciting, but surprisingly peaceful, place to visit Lark captured his and his character’s spirits perfectly in bronze.
Watch a tour around the gardens below!
The award is supported by Amazon, and the National Literacy Trust and searches for the best children’s stories that Oscar would have loved. This year’s winner will be announced on 9th May but the shortlist for the 2019 prize has just been announced and we have that for you here.
Walker Books will donate the books to communities via charitable organisations such as National Literacy Trust, Read for Good, The Reading Agency, and others.
No one knows how many of the 500 original copies are still in circulation but every now and then one comes up for sale and they always sell incredibly well!
Rep Hill says he believes the bill is essential for protecting children from inappropriate content in the school environment. “To remove pornography out of our public schools. It doesn’t need to be there,” said Rep. Hill.