~~March 3, 2014~~
Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel had a birthday yesterday!
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist.
He was most widely known for his children’s books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Geisel published 46 children’s books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Fox in Socks, The King’s Stilts, Hop on Pop, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 49 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
Geisel also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote Design for Death, a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.
Geisel’s birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.
|Born||Theodor Seuss Geisel
March 2, 1904
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||September 24, 1991 (aged 87)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Pen name||Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, Theophrastus Seuss|
|Occupation||Writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, artist|
2014 Read Across America Day is Monday, March 3
Grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat on Monday, March 3, 2014, for the 17th annual Read Across America Day.
The Seussical celebration kicks off a week of reading across the nation as NEA members gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love of reading.
NEA’s Read Across America Celebrates 17 Years with Dr. Seuss
~~Facts About Dr. Seuss~~
Published on Jan 7, 2014
The truest truth about Dr. Seuss and his life before Mulberry Street.
We ALL are ONE!!