The Life of Dr. Seuss http://www.earlymoments.com/Dr-Seuss--His-Friends-Club/The-Life-and-Times-of-Dr-Seuss/ “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”- Dr. Seuss
Early Life Theodor Seuss Geisel He credited his mother for his love of rhymes and his ability to create the rhymes that he has become known for. “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” - Dr. Seuss
Childhood Impact His childhood memories were very much a part of the characters he created and throughout his work Sylvester McMonkey McBean http://rutherfordl.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/sylvester-mcmonkey-mcbean/
Why the name Seuss? He attended Dartmouth College and he was involved in the campus humor magazine Jack-O-Lantern. He would sign his articles “Seuss”, which was “both his middle name and his mother’s maiden name.” (All About Dr. Seuss).
What happened after Dartmouth? He went on to Oxford University to please his father. It was here that he met his wife, Helen Palmer. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8430129@N06/2734959266/
Life Back in the States After touring Europe, he returned and became a cartoonist. His early career was “devoted to creating advertising campaigns for Standard Oil, which he did for more than 15 years” (All About Dr. Seuss). http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dsads/esso/mc-122-01.shtml
WWII Involvement Began contributing political cartoons to a liberal magazine called PM Magazine. Assisted in the making of training movies for soldiers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwot/3717164554/
The Big Break And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
So Many Books! Up, Up, Up with the Cat If I Ran the Zoo Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Green Eggs and Ham Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish I Wish I Had Duck Feet Dr. Seuss’s ABC Horton Hears a Who!
World Famous Available in 15 languages! Over 200 million copies worldwide Many other works have been created out of Dr. Seuss’s stories. Movies! Broadway Musicals!
Achievements 2 Academy Awards 2 Emmy Awards Peabody Award Pulitzer Prize
Works Cited "All About Dr. Sess." Dr. Seuss National Memorial . 2004. Tortus Technologies, Inc, Web. 27 Feb 2010. <http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm>. "Dr. Seuss Biography." The Art of Dr. Seuss. 2006. Dr. Seuss Properties & Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 2006, Web. 27 Feb 2010. <http://www.drseussart.com/biography.html>. “The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss”. The Mandeville Special Collections Library of the University of California, San Diego; artwork from Theodor Geisel’s career in advertising. <http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dsads/index.shtml>. “Print Resources about Dr. Seuss”. Priceton Library Collection. <http://www.princeton.lib.nj.us/children/Seussinfo.htm>. Hamel, Ray. "An Index to Dr. Seuss: Characters and Unusual Characters." 17 Oct 2002. Ray Hamel, Web. 27 Feb 2010. <http://www.primate.wisc.edu/people/hamel/seuss.html>. "The Life and Times of Dr. Seuss." Early Moments: Sharing the Gift of Reading. 2009. Sandvik Publishing, Web. 27 Feb 2010. <http://www.earlymoments.com/Dr-Seuss--His-Friends-Club/The-Life-and-Times-of-Dr-Seuss/>.