Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!
A big Happy Birthday today to the author of AMAZING stories such as Green Eggs and Ham, Dr Seuss!
Dr. Seuss real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel, but his friends and family call him Ted. He was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts.Before writing children’s books Dr. Seuss wrote advertisements for General Electric, Standard Oil, NBC, and other companies.Dr. Seuss first book was And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was published in 1937. The book was turned down 27 times by publishing companies.
Amazingly, Dr. Seuss didn’t interact well with children! His wife Audrey once said he was afraid of children, and he did not have any children of his own.
The book Green Eggs and Ham only contains 50 different words. A publisher bet him that he couldn’t write a book using few words: you can probably guess who won!
Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books, and have been translated in over 15 languages.
He won 2 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, A Peabody Award, and a Pulitzer Prize.