Dr. Seuss is 90 years older than green celebrity Justin Bieber?
Justin Bieber’s birthday was March 1st. He turned 17. [They grow up so fast, don't they?] Remarkably, Dr. Seuss’ birthday was March 2nd. He would have been 107. Someone somewhere is doing some numerology about this, almost certainly.
What’s remarkable, though, is green celebrity Justin Bieber did a reading of Dr. Seuss’ famous The Cat in the Hat story for America’s Biggest Bedtime Story event. The event was created by Pizza Hut and the BOOK IT! program. Now Pizza Hut is donating $25,000 to Pencils of Promise since Biebs’ last reading in February more than doubled viewership from 2010.
You can see Justin Bieber reading the Dr. Seuss classic here.
And it looks like Bieber has styled down his hair to something fans are used to — very boyish and perfectly suitable for his reading. His voice sounded a little cracked. We hope it’s not puberty all over again. Maybe the green celebrity Biebs has just been singing too much. Or maybe he had to read through The Cat in the Hat for more than one take before he got it right.
To be perfectly honest, the reading sounded awkward. Justin Bieber definitely can sing, and he does fine in interviews, but reading aloud clearly is not his specialty. But, hey, does it really matter? We think not. The Biebs is doing something great for charity, and we all can appreciate that. Dr. Seuss would be proud.
It makes up for Bieber giving the finger to the paparazzi yesterday in a very non-green celebrity like way on his birthday while out with his new girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
He even apologized over Twitter. “I’m sorry,” he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “It’s not always easy but I know better than to react in anger.”
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is Justin Bieber’s favorite childhood book, according to the Justin Bieber Shrine website. Pencils of Promise, though not directly affiliated with Justin Bieber, is proud to have him as their spokesperson, as reported in the FAQ on their website.
The Cat in the Hat, perhaps the defining book of Ted’s career, developed as part of a unique joint venture between Houghton Mifflin (Vanguard Press) and Random House. Houghton Mifflin asked Ted to write and illustrate a children’s primer using only 225 “new-reader” vocabulary words. Because he was under contract to Random House, Random House obtained the trade publication rights, and Houghton Mifflin kept the school rights. With the release of The Cat in the Hat, Ted became the definitive children’s book author and illustrator.
The Dr. Seuss classic is the perfect choice for the BOOK IT! program and for Pencils of Promise. Great choice.
Happy Birthday wishes to Justin Bieber and Dr. Seuss.