Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss

Today Theodor Seuss Geisel would be 108 years old! 

Dr. Seuss with chuck close

Dr. Seuss

Some things I didn’t know about him:

  • He first used the pen name ‘Seuss’ while at Dartmouth.  The story goes he was caught drinking with friends in a dorm, and as punishment, was banned from extracurricular activities including writing for the college’s humor magazine. So he wrote using his middle name–Seuss.
  • One of my favorite animated shorts, Oscar-winning Gerald McBoing-Boingwas based on his short story that originally appeared on a children’s record in 1950.
  • His first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! , was rejected 27 times.
  • The Cat in the Hat was published when we was 53.

Did you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book growing up?

It’s hard to choose, but I think mine was Green Eggs and Ham. That Sam was just so annoying. “I do not like them, Sam-I-am!”

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4 Responses to “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!”

  1. gabrielgarbowota Says:

    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. It actually gave me disquieting dreams bordering on nightmares! Such a strange book, but I really liked the simplified color scheme, and the story.

  2. Gaia // Children's Illustrator Says:

    ooh I don’t know that one! I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

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