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Dr. Seuss

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Stephanie Birdsill

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Transcript of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
Born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts

Parents: Theodor Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel.

He had 1 sister, Marnie.
Ted, as Dr. Seuss was called, credits his mother for his love of rhyming. She would chant or sing rhymes to him as a sort of lullaby.
Ted attended Darmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
While he was editor of the school's humor magazine, he started using "Seuss" as his pen name.
Ted went to Oxford University in England after graduating from Dartmouth because his father wanted him to become a doctor.
After starting his studies, Ted decided that becoming a doctor was not right for him. Little did he didn't know that later in his life, he would be known as "Dr. Seuss."
Main Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.
"Oh, the places you will go."
After returning to the United States, Ted began looking for jobs as a cartoonist.
"And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street" was the first book that Ted was both the author and illustrator.

Ted did not take "no" for an answer. This book was rejected 27 times before it was published in 1937.

He used the main street of his hometown as the setting of this story.
"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" was published in 1938. The idea for the book came from Dr. Seuss' growing collections of hats.
Dr. Seuss took a leave of absence from his writing of children's books because of World War II.
"McElliogot's Pool" was Dr. Seuss' first book with a collection of fictional animals and it was his first Caldecott Honor book.
Theodor Seuss Geisel died on September 24, 1991.

At that point he had written 44 books.

His books had been translated into 15 different languages and more than 200 million books had been sold.
The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Museum is located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

The winner(s), recognized for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading, receives a bronze medal. Honor Book authors and illustrators receive certificates.

The award was established in 2004 and first presented in 2006.
Dr. Seuss!
The Grinch first appeared on television in 1966.
The "Cat in the Hat Songbook" is the only Seuss book that was allowed to go out of print due to low sales numbers.
Dr. Seuss was honored with the Nobel Prize for literature in 1984.
Dr. Seuss wanted a replacement of the traditional
Dick and Jane
books because he thought they were so boring.
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