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Transcript of Dr. Seuss
1904 in Springfield, MA. Dr. Seuss had 2 wives, first Helen Palmer, and when she died,
Audrey Stone. Dr. Seuss's parents were Theodor Robert and Henrietta Geisel. "We can do better
than this." Dr. Seuss's only sibling was Margaretha, whose nickname
was Marnie. Dr. Seuss won 2 Academy Awards,
2 Emmy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize,
and the Peabody Award. By: Nidhi Pai- Morton 6th period Quote 2 "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the
answers are simple." Quote 3 "Being crazy isn't enough." Quote 4 "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient for life." More importantly, he published 46 books
that helped kids read around the world.
The books are extremely fun, and kept kids
hooked and wanting more. It might have
taken longer for them to learn how to
read if they weren't interested. Interesting Fact 1 Cat in the Hat was written with 250 words chosen by the publisher. Dr. Seuss could only use those words. Other Interesting
Facts Dr. Seuss smoked.
He was German.
He pronounced "Seuss" as "zoice". 1st Required Question Would the world be better or worse if this person hadn't lived? The world would be a much worse place if Dr. Seuss hadn't lived because he helped kids learn to read. He wrote and drew books that were fun, imaginative, and plain old funny. 2nd Required Question What do you think it means to be a hero? Was your person a "hero"? Why? Why not? How is a hero different from a celebrity? I think a hero is someone who changes the world for the better, and Dr. Seuss definetly did that. He published many children's books which helped young readers. He often highlighted current (at the time) issues (The Butter Battle Book and the Lorax). A hero is different from a celebrity because a celebrity can be famous for any reason but a hero
must have done something good. 3rd Required Question Why was the individual significant, special, or interesting? Dr. Seuss was special because he was a one-of-a-kind author who wrote books in rhyme, which was uncommon. The books are fun for everyone, not just kids. Additional Question 1 What are the 2 or 3 most important lessons you or any young person might learn from the way this person lived? One lesson you could learn is you can impact the world by doing the thing you love. That means don't hange that thing just because something else might make you more famous. Another lesson the value of imagination, because Dr. Seuss had tons of that to help him write his books, which turned out super. Dr. Seuss should be the Morton 6th Unforgettable Personality MVP. Vote for Dr. Seuss if you agree! Additional Questions 2 Many people act out of a "code" or a set of beliefs which dictate choices. It may be religion or politics or a personal philosophy. To what extent did yourperson act by a code or act independently of any set of beliefs? Were there times when the code was challenged and impossible to follow? Dr. Seuss was a Christian. Although he said he was not a very devoted one, some people find hidden Christian meanings in his books, while others think it is just a coincidence. Other than that, Dr. Seuss didn't act out of a code/set of belief. Additional Question 3 What human qualities were most influential in shaping the way this person lived and influenced his or her times? Creativeness was a human quality Dr. Seuss had and it was very influential to him and his times (and ours). Without it, everybody would have missed out on the great books he wrote. Bibliography Books: Dean, Tanya. Theodor Geisel. Philidelphia: Chelsea House Publishers. 2002. Websites: Dr. Seuss- Seussville.com. 2011. 9/30/12. <http://www.seussville.com/> Christian doctrine disguised in Dr. Seuss stories?- USATODAY.com. 2011. 10/2/12. <http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-05-09-seuss-christian_n.htm> Theodor Seuss Geisel- "Dr. Seuss" Biography. 2002. 10/1/12. <http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm> Pictures: Ford, Danielle. Happy Birthday Dr Seuss. 2011. 10/2/12. <http://www.danielleford.com/quotes/happy-birthday-dr-suess/>