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Dr. Seuss was the pen name of the children’s book author, and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel. Some of his works are The Cat in Hat and The Lorax.
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Key Facts & Information
PERSONAL AND EARLY LIFE
- Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was the son of Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel.
- In 1921, he attended the Dartmouth College. He became the editor-in-chief of the Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine. After being kicked off because of a violation, he started using pen names to continue his contributions.
- He was caught drinking alcohol during the Prohibition Era.
- Four years later, he moved to England and attended Oxford University. He then met his future wife Helen Palmer. Wanting a change, he went back to the United States and started a full time job as a cartoonist. In 1927, he published his first cartoon in the Saturday Evening Post.
- By December 21, 1937, “And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” was finished and published by the Vanguard Press after 20 rejections from various publishers. He was known for his rhythmic and lyrical style of writing. After a year he published ‘The 50 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins’, ‘The King’s Stilts’, and ‘The Seven Lady of Godivas’ in 1939.
- During WWII, at the age of 38, Theodor joined the US army. He worked for the director of the Signal Corps unit, Frank Capra, for three years. Rhythmic script such as the Private Snafu was his main contribution which educated the new recruits in obeying orders and norms.
ACCOMPLISHMENT AND LEGACY
- By 1957, Geisel wrote ‘The Cat in the Hat’ written using only 236 words – a firm favourite with many first graders. It became his breakout masterpiece with 400,000 copies sold and later on translated to several languages including braille. Green Eggs and Ham followed with only 50 words used.
- During his lifetime Geisel used several pen names such as Theo LeSieg, Theophrastus Seuss, Rosetta Stone, and Dr. Seuss. He received several awards including The Honorary Doctoral a Degree from Dartmouth, The Pulitzer Prize, two Academy and Emmy Awards, The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and The Peabody Award.
- In 2004, the US Children’s Librarians established the Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards recognizing American books for beginner readers. In total, he published over 50 children’s books with political and moral themes and sold more than 600 million copies by the time of his death in 1991.
- Some of his famous works are ‘The Lorax’, ‘Yertle The Turtle’, ‘The Sneetches’, ‘Horton Hears a Who’, and ‘The Butter Battle Book’.
WORKS OF DR. SEUSS
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
- The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
- The King’s Stilts (1939)
- The Seven Lady Godivas (1939)
- Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
- McElligot’s Pool (1947)
- Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
- Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949)
- If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
- Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
- Horton Hears a Who! (1954)
- On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
- If I Ran the Circus (1956)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957)
- The Cat in the Hat (1957)
- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958)
- Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories (1958)
- Happy Birthday to You! (1959)
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
- Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
- The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
- Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
- Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! (1963)
- Hop on Pop (1963)
- Fox in Socks (1965)
- I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)
- The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
- The Foot Book (1968)
- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969)
- My Book about ME (1970)
- I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises! (1970)
- The Lorax (1971)
- Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
- Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
- The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
- There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (1974)
- Great Day for Up! (1974)
- Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
- The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)
- I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
- Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
- Hunches in Bunches (1982)
- The Butter Battle Book (1984)
- You’re Only Old Once! (1986)
- I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! (1987)
- The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough (1987)
- Oh, the Places You’ll Go (1990)
- One of Dr. Seuss’ best selling books, Green Eggs and Ham, was written with only 50 words.
- It is believed that Dr. Seuss invented the term ‘nerd’ in his book If I Ran the Zoo published in 1950.
- His works have been translated into over 20 different languages.
- His work Horton Hears a Who was a metaphor of Japan’s situation during the World War II.
- In 1939, published a book for adults entitled The Seven Ladies of Godivas which featured drawings of nude women.
- In 1942, Dr. Seuss also produced political cartoons encouraging Americans to enter the war.
Dr. Seuss Worksheets
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Dr. Seuss Facts
- The Real Dr. Seuss
- Fascinating Dr. Seuss
- The Book Box
- Words of Wisdom
- Other Famous Authors
- Guess the Characters
- Green Eggs and Ham Words
- The Lorax
- Let’s Read!
- Write a Rhyme
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