BIG Question: Who Was Dr. Seuss?
March 2, 2018
Dr. Seuss, what a hoot, the man of our time. He would write and write, until it rhymed. Born on March 2nd, he blessed boys and girls. Welcome, to Dr. Seuss’s world!
Birth: March 2, 1904 in Springfield, MA
Death: September 24, 1991 in La Jolla, CA
Mother: Henrietta Geisel
Father: Theodor Geisel
Spouse: Helen Palmer (1927-67), Audrey Stone Dimond (1964-1991)
Real name: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Known as Ted to his family, he was born in Springfield, Missouri. Before deciding to be an author, he actually was planning on being a professor! Later, his first book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, was published in 1937. Soon after came some of his other bestsellers including, The Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham. During his lively career, he published more than 60 books! Seuss’s last book was Oh The Places You’ll Go! Though people found some of his incomplete works and published them after he died of oral cancer.
- His first book was rejected 27 times before it was published.
- He wasn’t a real doctor.
- His honors/awards are: 2 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, A Peabody Award, The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.
- When he suffered from writer’s block, he would go into a closet with hats and wear them until ideas came.
- His other pen names included Theo LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone.
- He was a heavy smoker, and this was the cause of his oral cancer` and death.
Dr. Seuss has many beloved books read by children of all ages world-wide. He was a wonderful man, and lived a good life. There were a lot of things very interesting to learn about him, and I hope you enjoyed learning about: Dr. Seuss.
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