All About Dr. Seuss Early Life Education First Book Most Famous Book Other Books Accomplishments In His Own Words Review
Dr. Seuss’s Early Life Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, often sang her children to sleep by "chanting" rhymes remembered from her youth. Return to Menu
Dr. Seuss’s Education Mr. Geisel went on to Oxford University in England after graduation, but left without a degree after deciding that he did not want to be a college professor. He attended Dartmouth College, where he became editor-in-chief of the Jack-O-Lantern, Dartmouth's humor magazine. Return to Menu
Dr. Seuss’ First Book Getting his first book published, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street required a great degree of persistence - it was rejected 27 times before being published by Vanguard Press. He created the pen name (pseudonym) Dr. Seuss, intending to keep his real name, Theodore Geisel, for more serious work. Seuss was his middle name and he put Dr. in front of it because his father had always wanted him to be a doctor.pseudonym Return to Menu
Dr. Seuss’s Most Famous Book The Cat in the Hat, perhaps the most famous book of Dr. Seuss' career, was written and illustrated as a children's reading book using 225 "new-reader" vocabulary words. Return to Menu
Dr. Seuss’s Other Books Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963) Hop on Pop(1963) Horton Hears A Who (1954) If I Ran The Zoo (1950) Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (1960) There's a Wocket In My Pocket (1974) Return to Menu
Accomplishments At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss had written and illustrated 44 children's books. His honors included two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Return to Menu
A Quote from Dr. Seuss “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities.'' In His Own Words Return to Menu Choose a pen name for yourself!
Review Dr. Seuss’s mother sang her children to sleep by "chanting“ rhymes remembered from her youth. Many authors used pen names (pseudonyms) to identify their work. Dr. Seuss’s writings were also influenced by his educational experiences and his early work experiences. Return to Menu
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