On his birthday, Dr. Seuss' books top App Store

The celebrated children's book author, who would be 107 today, has 80 percent of the top spots in the books-as-apps category in the Apple App Store.

Go for the perfect 20, Doc! Ocean House Media

Unless you live in a world of abject hate and misery, you probably know that yesterday was the birthday of my spirit animal, Justin Bieber . And as I mentioned yesterday, my own birthday is coming St. Patrick's Day, along with an Angry Birds update just for me .

But this isn't about me or Das Biebs. It's about a wonderful man named Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to everyone without a heart of stone as Dr. Suess, writer and illustrator of some of the finest whimsical childrens' books ever, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham." He was born 107 years ago today.

And as if by magic, the good doctor's books-as-apps for iPad by Ocean House Media in the App Store are trending. In fact, 16 of the 20 Top Books listed today are his works. They're $2.99, and if you've got kids, or just want to take a high-tech revisit to your unworried youth, it's a good price.

Also, I'm not sorry I didn't write this post in the style of Suess. There's no way I could do him justice.

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