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Transcript of Dr. Suess
Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and lived near a park, where he loved to look and draw pictures of the animals.
His pictures looked nothing like real animals, but his parents loved them.
He would make most of his friends in school by drawing funny cartoons.
Dr. Seuss got a job when he was 27 years old living with his wife to illustrate ads and commercials for an insect repellent, "Flit".
The job paid him $12,000 per year, which was a lot of money in 1931, especially in the time of the depression.
This job was where his artwork and jokes became known.
In addition to "The Flit", Dr. Seuss was regularly drawing cartoons for
(July 1927), a cartoon magazine, called "Boids and Beasties".
This magazine helped his career in drawing cartoons.
He would sign his artwork "Dr. Seuss" to make him seem more professional with his cartoons.
He wrote his first book, "And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street", a street in Springfield where his father had gone to school.
He had tried to publish his book, but 27 publishers rejected it.
Finally, he met a college student who had become a publisher and he published Dr. Seuss's book in 1937. His first book quickly sold 10,000 copies.
Oh the Places He Went, A Story about Dr. Seuss
Author: Maryann N. Weidt, Illustrator: Kerry Maguire
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Dr. Seuss was an author and illustrator best known for his children's books.
He was interested in drawing fanciful animals when he was young.
His books have inspired many young children to read at a young age, and enjoy the unrealistic and creative world of all sorts of creatures.
By: Casey Orner
(March 2, 1904-September 24, 1991)
Dr. Seuss then realized he had a passion for writing children's books. Random House gave Dr. Seuss a deadline to write a Christmas book in a week. He wrote "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" in one week, until he came to the end. He tried hundreds of endings for two and a half months, until he found one that he liked.
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was published in 1957.
Random House also gave him 223 words to write a book in a week, but it ended up taking nine months to write, "The Cat in the Hat". "The Cat in the Hat" was published in 1957, and was sold out of bookstores instantly.
Dr. Seuss's full name
Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated over 40 books in his lifetime, and has won many awards for them.
He died in 1991, when he was 87 years old, from oral cancer, but his books are still read by many children.
Dr. Seuss has been an inspiration to children to read his original, innovative stories.
He has created a world of hysterical creatures for children to experience and laugh at!