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Dr. Seuss

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Sara Toler

on 20 December 2012

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Prologue Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2nd 1904. His parents were Theodor and Henrietta Geisel and he didn't have any brothers or sisters. Dr. Seuss became an author after working as a writer of ads for magazines. The company he worked for wouldn't let him write for adults, but he could write for kids. So that is what he did. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
- Dr. Seuss “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― -Dr. Seuss Quotes “Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind.”
―- Dr. Seuss Interesting Factoids Dr. Seuss was not a doctor.
His classmate Helen Palmer encouraged him to pursue a career in drawing.
Miss. Palmer later became Mrs. Seuss.
Dr. and Mrs. Seuss were not able to have children of their own.
Dr. Seuss loved to embellish stories and frequently boasted of the achievements of his imaginary daughter, Chrysanthemum-Pearl.
Although "The Cat in the Hat" is one of Dr. Seuss' most popular books it was his 13th book to be published in 1957
His 1st book published was "Saw It on Mulberry Street" in 1937 Why is Dr. Seuss an Inspiration? He wrote and illustrated 46 books in his career His pen-name Seuss is actually German and should be pronounced Zoice, which rhymes with voice.

You’re wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn’t rejoice
If you’re calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice (or Zoice) His most celebrated books include the bestselling "Green Eggs and Ham", "The Cat in the Hat", "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish", "Horton Hatches the Egg", "Horton Hears a Who!", and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". Dr. Seuss Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Dr. Seuss is also an Academy Award Winner. His film "Gerald McBoing-Boing" won best animated short-film in 1951. Made reading enjoyable and easy for beginning readers. His books have positive messages about the environment, individuality, the importance of believing in yourself and in protecting all living creatures. His work encouraged children to believe in themselves with quick, funny and easy terms. 1st Animated Movie Things that you should know Dr. Seuss' editor, made a bet with Seuss that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 words. The resulting story was ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ which uses exactly 50 words. ‘Horton Hears a Who’ is about Japan. After World War II the small country needed the help of a larger country and he dedicated the book to his friends in Japan. Books to Movies How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3. Can you name one of his books that was made into a movie? The Cat in the Hat Horton Hears a Who The Lorax Popular Books Suess or Zoice? Dr. Seuss died of throat cancer on September 24, 1991, at his home at the age of 87. Although he is gone his legacy lives on and on through books and movies for generations to come. The Final Chapter Quiz-ease 1. What does Dr. Seuss' pen-name rhyme with? 2. How many books did Dr.Seuss write and illustrate? Quiz-ease Quiz-ease 4. What short film did Dr. Seuss get an academy award for? 5. What was his 1st book published? 6. Dr. Seuss had an imaginary daughter what was her name? 7. How many words did Dr. Seuss use in the book "Green Eggs & Ham"? 8. What country inspired the book "Horton Hears a Who"? Quiz-ease Quiz-ease Quiz-ease Quiz-ease Quiz-ease
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