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A Look At Dr Seuss

By Edited May 16, 2016 1 2

Dr. Seuss was an author of millions of children's books. He was and still is very well-known for all his work, and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Many of his very popular books have been made into children's movies. Dr. Seuss's legacy still lives on today and millions of children are educated every year by reading his books.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2nd, 1904 on Howard Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. Theodor Robert, Theodor's father and his grandfather were brewmasters in the city. Henrietta Seuss Geise, (his mother) would often repeat rhymes (that she had remembered from her childhood) to her children before bed to help them fall asleep. His mother inspired Theodor with these rhymes which led to his famous career.

Ted was enrolled in Dartmouth College, but never received his doctorate that is in his name. He wrote columns in many newspapers including the Saturday Evening Posts

Dr. Seuss has written thousands of children's books and almost all of them are still very popular today. Some of the more popular books he wrote include, "Green Eggs and Ham, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Some other very popular books were "The Butter Battle Book," as well as "If I Ran the Circus."

The UCSD renamed their library after Dr. Seuss and his wife. A memorial garden was dedicated to him in Springfield, Massachusetts, and in Universal Studios in Florida. a section of a theme park was also dedicated in his name. Around Springfield many hotels and restaurants still make green eggs and ham in remembrance of him. There were also many other dedications in his name.

Dr. Seuss was also very good at animation. He created many war animations and cartoons while working in the animation department. He also used his very talented skills to make his worldwide classic character styles that are often still seen today by both children and adults.

Dr. Seuss passed away on September 24, 1991. At this time he has written and illustrated over 44 children's books. The books were interpreted into more than 15 languages. Eventually these books entered over 200 million homes and hearts throughout the entire world. Dr. Seuss had many honors including two Academy awards, and two Emmy awards. Other achievements include one Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Over 11 TV specials were derived from Dr. Seuss's books and a Broadway musical. Many more movies are still in the works and will be coming out in theaters and on DVD's in the very near future. His memory still lives on today from his creative books and films.



Sep 14, 2010 12:25pm
Great article. I love Dr Seuss...Maybe I'm a little old to be admitting that.

Sep 15, 2010 10:59pm
I love the illustration in his children books more than the actual content.
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