One of themost famousauthors of alltime is Dr.Seuss.
Dr. Seuss was born on March 2nd in1904. He died in 1991 when he was 87 years old. If he was still living, this year he would have 109 candles on his birthday cake.
Dr. Seuss’s realname wasTheodor SeussGeisel. Seusswas his middlename. The doctorpart he made up!
When Ted went tocollege, he drewcartoons for theschool newspaper.He was the classclown, a practicaljoker, and was votedthe least likely tosucceed in his class.
Dr. Seuss thought of his firstidea for a children’s book in1936 while on a vacation cruise.The rhythm of the ship’sengine helped him thinkof the rhyme of his first book.Can you guess which one?
The first book Dr.Seuss wrote wascalled And to ThinkThat I Saw it onMulberry Street. Fortythree different bookcompanies rejectedthis book! Finally oneof Mr. Geisel’s friendswho was a bookpublisher decided tomake it a book.
One day Dr. Seuss was sitting in hisoffice with the windows open. Abreeze lifted a piece of paper with anelephant sketched on it and laid itdown on another drawing of a tree. That story became
Dr. Seuss kept writing. He wroteMcElligot’s Pool, and Thidwick theBig Hearted Moose, and How theGrinch Stole Christmas.
One of Dr. Seuss’s friends told him heshould write a funny book with only afew easy words in it for kids who werelearning to read. It took Dr. Seuss 9months and he used only 220 easywords. Everybody loved it!That book was…
A few years later a friend gavehim another challenge. CouldDr. Seuss write a book withonly 50 different words in it?
So Dr. Seuss wrote anothervery popular book. Dr. Seusssaid, “It was the only book Iwrote that still makes melaugh.”And that one is…….
Kids said thiswas one of theirfavorite books.It has sold morecopies than anyother title - over6,000,000 !!!
Dr. Seuss also wrotethis famous book. Hewas inspired by thezoo that was near hishouse. He spent lotsof time there and heloved to listen to theroars and songs ofthe animals at night.
Dr. Seuss’s books are fun toread but they also teach kidsabout life too.
Dr. Seuss helps us care about others.A person’s a person, no matter howsmall! Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss teaches usto care for ourselves.Come on! Open yourmouth and sound off at thesky.Shout loud at the top ofyour voice, I AM I !!!!!ME! I am I! And I may notknow whyBut I know that I like it.Three cheers!! I AM I !!!
Dr. Seuss teaches us to be true to ourselves.You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourselfAny direction you choose.You’re on your own.And you know what you know.And YOU are the guyWho’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss can teach us to be fair andtreat people equally.I know up on top you areseeing great sights,But down at the bottomwe, too, have rights. And the turtles, of course Yertle the Turtle All the turtles are free As turtles, and maybe, all creatures should be.
Dr Seuss books canteach us aboutdiversity.We see them come.We see them go.Some are fast.And some are slow.Not one of themIs like another.Don’t ask why.Go ask your mother.
Dr. Seuss wrote books with messagesabout getting along and pollution.
Now at schools around the countrywe celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.
The more that you read,The more things you will know,The more that you learn,The more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss