A new U.S. postage stamp features the image of beloved children’s author Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). According to the Associated Press, Geisel’s widow introduced the stamp Monday during a ceremony at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield Massachussetts, home of the late creator of such timeless classics as Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The 37-cent stamp will feature a color photograph of Geisel surrounded by illustrations of six of his famous characters. It arrives just as Universal’s filmed adaptation of Cat in the Hat, starring Mike Meyers, gets set to hit the big screen on Nov. 21.
Geisel served as producer on the TV specials How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973), Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977), Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980), The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982) and I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! (1991). He died In 1991 at the age of 87 following a lengthy bout with illness.