Let’s Learn About Authors This week we will be learning about some famous people who wrote books especially for children! Today we are going to learn about Dr. Seuss!
Let’s Learn About Dr. Seuss! Here are 10 FACTS about Dr. Seuss…
Fact Do you think Dr. Seuss was his real name? Of course it wasn’t!
A long time ago, kids were given their middle names from their mom’s last name from before she got married.
Fact How many books do you think Dr. Seuss wrote? He wrote and published more than 40 books!
Here’s another small fact: After his book was turned down 27 times he almost burned it!
Fact Do you think Dr. Seuss had his own children?
Fact • Dr. Seuss lived in Massachusetts as a child
He moved to California when he was an adult and would lock himself away to write his books.
Fact Dr. Seuss got his ideas from his mom who worked in a bakery and would sing him to sleep.
Green Eggs and Ham The book Green Eggs and Ham was the result of a bet he had with his mother that he could not write a book with only 50 words!
Fact What are your favorite books by Dr. Seuss? I think you might have the same favorites as other people! Can you guess what his most popular books are?
MostPopular Books!!! 1. The Cat in the Hat 2. Green Eggs and Ham 3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
More Popular Books 4. Fox in Socks 5. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 6. One Fish Two Fish
What do you think? • Do you share some of the same favorites as other people? • Did you have any different favorites?
Fact 1 in every 4 kids gets a Dr. Seuss book as their first book!
Fact • Have you ever seen any of his books in the movie theaters? • In fact… • Several of them have been made into movies! • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Came out in 2000 • The Cat in the Hat came out in 2003 • Just this year Horton Hears a Who was in theaters!
Fact His Greatest Work! No, it’s not a book but… A Lion Wading Pool at Wild Animal Park which he donated in 1973.
Fact A book that causes controversy is something that some people like and others don’t. Dr. Seuss wrote a book that a lot of adults didn’t like very much. It was called The Butter Battle Book. Adults didn’t like it because it had a lot to do with grown-up things that were happening at the time. *Even Miss Rotz wasn’t alive when it was written!*
His Life • Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 • He was married two times • Once to Helen Palmer from 1927-1967 • Then to Audrey Stone Dimond from 1968-1991 • He died on September 24, 1991 • He published 40 books • Kids today still love his books and movies made from them!