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  1. Dr. Seuss Author Study By Shannon Baity

  2. In 1904 when Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Seuss Geisel) was born, he did not know “the places he would go.”

  3. In 1925 he published his first picture and first used the name “Seuss.”

  4. In 1927 he married his wife Helen Palmer. • In 1931 they found out Helen could not have children • And wrote his first book that was never published.

  5. In 1937 Dr. Seuss’s First Published Book

  6. He and Helen purchased an old observation tower in La Jalla California where he spent 8 hours a day writing.

  7. Two of his first books

  8. 1954 • Two popular publishing companies asked him to write a book using 220 vocabulary words • In 1957 the result: The Cat in the Hat

  9. The Cat in the Hat

  10. Dr. Seuss was considered to be one of the most inspirational and creative writers of the time.

  11. Dr. Seuss Dies September 1991 • Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books and wrote and illustrated for many magazines by his death. • His other works included 11 children’s TV specials, a Broadway musical and a movie (with more on the way). • He also receive two Acadamy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and a Pulitzer Prize.

  12. Here are some of his other popular books…

  13. There are many other great Dr. Seuss books to enjoy. Here’s a list. • The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins • And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street • Bartholomew and the Oobleck • The Butter Battle Book • The Cat in the Hat Songbook • Daisy-Head Mayzie • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? • Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book • Gerald McBoingBoing • Horton Hatches the Egg • Horton Hears A Who! • How the Grinch Stole Christmas • Hunches in Bunches • I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories • I Had Trouble in Getting to SollaSollew • If I Ran the Circus • If I Ran the Zoo • The King’s Stilts • The Lorax • McElligot’s Pool • My Book About Me • Oh, the Places You’ll Go! • On Beyond Zebra! • Scrambled Eggs Super!

  14. The Sneetches and Other Stories • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories • The Foot Book • Great Day for Up! • Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him! • In a People House • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff • There’s a Wocket in My Pocket • The Tooth Book • Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? • The Eye Book • All Aboard the Circus McGurkus • Circus McGurkus 1, 2, 3! • Dr. Seuss’s Circus McGurkus Squirt! • Happy Birthday, Baby • Horton Hears a Who! Can You? • One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish • Up, Up, Up with the Cat • Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet

  15. The Cat in the Hat • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back • The Cat in the Hat in English and French • The Cat in the Hat • The Cat’s Quizzer • Dr. Seuss’s ABC • Fox in Socks • Green Eggs and Ham • Hop on Pop • I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! • I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! • I Wish That I Had Duck Feet • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! • Oh, Say Can You Say? • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish • Ten Apples Up On Top! • Wacky Wednesday • The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary • Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!

  16. A Few of Dr. Seuss’s Many Great Quates • “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”  • “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”  • “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

  17. And one of my favorite of all time… “A person's a person, no matter how small.” 

  18. Great websites on Seuss!!! • Seussville-http://www.seussville.com/ • www.catinthehat.org/history.htm • The Art of Dr. Seuss- www.drseussart.com/