2One of the most famous authors of all times is Dr. Seuss!
3Dr. Seuss was born in 1904. He died in 1991 when he was 87 years old Dr. Seuss was born in He died in 1991 when he was 87 years old. If he was still living, this year he would have 108 candles on his birthday cake.
4Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. His friends called him Ted, or Mr. Geisel. Seuss was his middle name. The doctor part he made up!
5Ted also wrote under another pen-name or pseudonym…Theo LeSieg Ted also wrote under another pen-name or pseudonym…Theo LeSieg. LeSieg is Ted’s real last name… spelled backwards!!!LeSieg = Geisel
6When Ted went tocollege, he drewcartoons for theschool newspaper.He was the classclown, a practicaljoker, and was votedthe least likely tosucceed in his class.
7After college and travel,Ted Geisel went into the advertising business in New York City. Life was tough until he got a job to draw ads for Flit, a company that made bug spray.
8Dr. Seuss thought of his first idea for a children’s book in1936 while on a vacation cruise.The rhythm of the ship’sengine helped him thinkof the rhyme of his first book.Can you guess which one ?
9This is Dr. Seuss’s very first book This is Dr. Seuss’s very first book. He tried very hard to get it made into a book - but forty three different book companies didn’t like it! Finally a friend who was a book publisher decided to give it a try. Now it is famous.
10The next books he wrote were The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, The King’s Stilts, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
11One day Dr. Seuss was sitting in his office with the windows open One day Dr. Seuss was sitting in his office with the windows open. A breeze lifted a piece of paper with an elephant sketched on it and laid it down on another drawing of a tree. “All I had to do was figure out what that elephant was doing in that tree.” That story became …
13In 1941, Dr. Seuss took a break from writing books In 1941, Dr. Seuss took a break from writing books. He cared about politics and during World War II drew many cartoons for a magazine. He also joined the United States Army and helped to make movies for the soldiers.
14Dr. Seuss kept writing. He wrote McElligot’s Pool, and Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
15In 1950 a man named John Hersey studied how kids learn to read In a man named John Hersey studied how kids learn to read. He found out that children were having a hard time learning to read because their books were boring!
16One of Dr. Seuss’s friends told him he should write a funny book with only a few easy words in it, for kids who were learning to read. It took Dr. Seuss 9 months and he used only 220 easy words. Everybody loved it! That book was…
18A few years later a friend gave him another challenge. Could Dr A few years later a friend gave him another challenge. Could Dr. Seuss write a book with only 50 different words in it? It was difficult, but Dr. Seuss wrote another great story. Later he said, “It is the only book I wrote that still makes me laugh.” Can you guess the title?
19In one survey,kids said thiswas one of theirfavorite books.It has sold morecopies than anyother title -over6,000,000 !!!
20Dr. Seuss also created his own book company to produce a series of books called BEGINNER BOOKS that used pictures and words to get kids to read! Anytime you see this icon…you know this is a book by Dr. Seuss’s book company!
21When Dr. Seuss was a boy his father worked at a zoo. He was a zookeeper. This is another famous book Dr. Seuss wrote.
22Dr. Seuss is different from many writers because most of his books are written in rhyme. To make his rhymes, he would often make up new words, like the Sneetches, the Lorax, and Zizzer-zazzer-zuzz.
23Dr. Seuss’s books were fun to read but they taught kids about life too.
24Dr. Seuss helps us care about others. A person’s a person, no matter how small! Horton Hears a Who!
25Dr. Seuss teaches us to care for ourselves. Come on! Open your mouth and sound off at the sky.Shout loud at the top of your voice, I AM I !!!!!ME! I am I! And I may not know whyBut I know that I like it. Three cheers!!I AM I !!!
26Dr. Seuss teaches us to be true to ourselves. You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourselfAny direction you choose.You’re on your own.And you know what you know.And YOU are the guyWho’ll decide where to go.
27Dr. Seuss can teach us to be fair and treat people equally. I know up on top you are seeing great sights,But down at the bottom we, too, have rights.And the turtles, of course Yertle the TurtleAll the turtles are freeAs turtles, and maybe, all creatures should be.
28Dr. Seuss wrote The Sneetches to address how different groups of people didn’t like each other during World War II.I’m quite happy to say that the Sneetches got really smart on that day.The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches.And no kind of Sneetch is the best on the beaches.
29Dr Seuss books canteach us aboutdiversity.We see them come.We see them go.Some are fast.And some are slow.Not one of themIs like another.Don’t ask why.Go ask your mother.
30Dr. Seuss wrote books with messages about getting along, and pollution.
31This bookwas made from amovie Dr. Seusswrote. He lovedHollywood and film-making.Many of his bookswere turned intomade- for -TVspecials..
32All together Dr. Seuss wrote 44 different books All together Dr. Seuss wrote 44 different books. They have been published in many different languages, like English, French, German, Chinese, Polish and Russian. More than 100 million copies have been sold all over the world.
33Dr. Seuss was stillwriting books when he died on Sept. 24,1991 at the age of 87. His wife and his friends finished his last book, Daisy-Head Mayzie.
34In 1997, schools all over the United States chose March 2, Dr In 1997, schools all over the United States chose March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, as a day to celebrate reading. We want people to know that reading is important and lots of fun!
35The more that you read,The more things you will know,The more that you learn,The more places you’ll go.Dr. Seuss
36To learn more about Dr. Seuss, read these books from the library…
38Sources: Dr. Seuss by Jill C. Wheeler, Abdo & Daughters, 1992 On the Loose With Dr. Seuss by Shirley Cook, Incentive Publications, 1994The Life of Dr. Seuss NJEA Review, February 1998Book images from Amazon.com
39PowerPoint By Karen E. DeFrank and Tony Pope Library Media Specialists from Glassboro, New Jersey and Rome, Georgia2004