Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

Childhood

Jobs And
His Life

Writing And Illustrating

Ideas For Authors

 

 

Childhood

 

Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodor Geisel.

He was born on March 2, 1904.

Theodor lived in Massachusetts near a zoo. He went to visit the animals at the zoo many times.

Theodor liked to read silly books when he was a boy.

He also liked to draw funny animals.

Here is of one of his early drawings:

 

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Job and Life

When Theodor was in school, he started to use a new name:
Ted Seuss.

His first job was drawing pictures for a magazine. He always signed the name Dr. Seuss next to his pictures.

Dr. Seuss also drew cartoons for magazines. Some of the cartoons were so funny that he became famous for his pictures.

Dr. Seuss was in the army during World War II. He wrote and made TV shows for the army.

Dr. Seuss always wore a bow tie.

 

 

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Writing and Illustrating

In 1936, Dr. Seuss and his wife were on a big boat. After hearing the rhythm of the boat, he wrote his first book. It was called And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street . Mulberry Street is a real street in his hometown.

 

In 1954, a friend sent Dr. Seuss a list of 250 words that first graders should know how to read. Dr. Seuss used those words to write The Cat In The Hat .

Later, another friend bet Dr. Seuss $50 that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 words. Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham and he won the bet!

 

Dr. Seuss has written and illustrated 44 children’s books.

Here is a list of his books.

 

One of Dr. Seuss’ stories has become a favorite Christmas story.

Click on the tape to see and hear The Grinch Who Stole Christmas .

 

Here are some other fun places to learn more about Dr. Seuss:

Seussville- a whole "city" full of activities and information about Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss more information and pictures about Dr. Seuss

More Dr. Seuss "cyber-seuss" activities and information

 

Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991. He was 87 years old.

On March 4th, people around the world celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by having "Read Across America" day. Children and adults celebrate reading in many fun ways.

 

Dr. Seuss’ funny stories and pictures are enjoyed by children and adults of all ages!

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Ideas For Authors

Dr. Seuss wanted everyone to have fun reading. He thought that

readers and writers should always use their imagination !

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