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1 Dr. Seuss By Ashley Maddox and Weasy Waring

2 Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2 nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts He was the child of brewmaster, Theodor Robert and his wife Henrietta Seuss Geisel Geisel and his sister had happy childhoods even though his family had hardships through the Prohibition and World War I

3 Henrietta Geisel chanted rhymes from her childhood to her children every night before they went to sleep Seuss credits his mother for his “ability and desire to create the rhymes for which he became so well- known

4 After high school, Theodor Geisel went to Dartmouth College where he became editor-in-chief of their humor magazine, the Jack-O-Lantern After Geisel was kicked out of school for having a drinking party during the Prohibition, he still contributed to the paper under the alias Seuss

5 After graduation, Seuss followed his father’s dream of him becoming a college professor and went to Oxford University in London Seuss met his first wife Helen Palmer who was also a children’s author and book editor Seuss dropped out of Oxford and toured around Europe instead

6 When he returned to the United States, he began his career as a cartoonist, publishing his work in The Saturday Evening Post He then began creating advertisements for Standard Oil and remained in that job for fifteen years

7 Ted contributed works in PM magazine, Life, Vanity Fair, Judge and many other publications He then illustrated for a collection of children’s sayings called Boners offering him his first “big break” His first children’s book was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Many of the illustrations of the book allude to his home town of Springfield, Massachusetts The book was rejected 27 times before Vanguard Press picked it up

8 The Cat in The Hat was most likely the most defining book of Ted Geisel’s career which was published by Vanguard Press and Random House Together, they invented a new genre of children’s books called “easy readers,” children’s primer books using only 225 “new reader” vocabulary words

9 Theodor Seuss Geisel died on September 24 th, 1991 at the age of 87 He had written and illustrated 54 children’s books at the time of his death They have been translated in 15 different languages and there are over 200 million copies of his works

10 Seuss’ birthday has become the NEA’s READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY His books have been adapted into 11 Children’s television specials, a Broadway musical, and many movies He has received two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Peabody award, and a Pulitzer Prize Theodor Seuss Geisel is one of the most definitive children’s author and illustrators of our time

11 Dr. Seuss’ works include: 1 -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1938) 2 -- Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1959) 3 -- The Butter Battle Book (1984) 4 -- The Cat in the Hat (1957) 5 -- The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book (1966) 6 -- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1968) 7 -- The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967) 8 -- The Cat's Quizzer (1976) [not indexed] 9 -- Come Over To My House (1966) 10 -- Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973) [not indexed] 11 -- Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963) 12 -- Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962) 13 -- The Eye Book (1968) 14 -- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938) 15 -- The Foot Book (1968) 16 -- Fox in Socks (1965) 17 -- Great Day For Up! (1974) 18 -- Green Eggs and Ham (1960) 19 -- Happy Birthday to You! (1959) 20 -- Hop on Pop (1963) 21 -- Horton Hatches The Egg (1940) 22 -- Horton Hears A Who (1954) 23 -- How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) 24 -- Hunches in Bunches (1982) 25 -- I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! (1987) 26 -- I Can Draw Myself (1970) [not indexed] 27 -- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today (1969) 27a -- King Looie Katz 27b -- The Glunk That Got Thunk 28 -- I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (1978) 29 -- I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965) 30 -- If I Ran The Circus (1956) 31 -- If I Ran The Zoo (1950) 32 -- I Wish I Had Duck Feet (1965) [not indexed] 33 -- The King's Stilts (1939) 34 -- The Lorax (1971) 35 -- Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972) 36 -- McElligot's Pool (1947) 37 -- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970) 38 -- My Book About Me, By Me Myself (1969) 39 -- Oh Say Can You Say (1979) 40 -- Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990) [not indexed] 41 -- Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975) 42 -- On Beyond Zebra (1955) 43 -- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960) 44 -- Scrambled Eggs Super! (1954) 45 -- The Seven Lady Godivas (1939) 46 -- Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973) 47 -- The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961) 47a -- The Zax 47b -- Too Many Daves 47c -- What Was I Scared Of? 48 -- Ten Apples Up On Top (1961) [not indexed] 49 -- There's a Wocket In My Pocket (1974) 50 -- Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose (1948) 51 -- The Tooth Book (1981) 52 -- The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs The Dough (1987) [not indexed] 53 -- Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958) 53a-- Gertrude McFuzz 53b -- The Big Brag 54 -- You're Only Old Once! (1986)

12 How to Make Green Eggs and Ham Ingredients 1-2 tablespoons of butter or margarine 4 slices of ham 8 eggs 2 tablespoons of milk 1-2 drops of green food coloring 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of pepper What You'll Need knife, medium-size mixing bowl, wire whisk or eggbeater, large frying pan, spatula, aluminum foil, serving plates 1. With an adult's help, melt a teaspoon of butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add sliced ham and brown until edges are slightly crisp. Remove the ham from the pan, cover with aluminum foil, and set aside. 2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Beat with a whisk until frothy. Then add 1-2 drops of green food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green. 3. With an adult's help, heat a tablespoon of butter or margarine in a large frying pan over medium heat until the butter begins to sizzle. Then add the egg mixture to the pan. 4. Stir the egg mixture with a spatula until the eggs are firm and not too runny. 5. Transfer the eggs to individual plates. Garnish with a sprig of parsley. Add the ham prepared earlier. Serve with toast or warm rolls. Feeds 4 hungry green-egg lovers.


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