Happy Birthday 110th birthday Dr. Seuss!

  1. His real name isn’t Dr. Seuss
    – it’s Theodor Geisel!
  1. He went to Dartmoth College
    There he worked on the school’s humor magazine, the Jack o Lantern, and was later kicked off for drinking in his dorm with friends. He then started submitting his works of writing under the pseudonym – Seuss.
  1. He isn’t really a Dr.
    He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth began adding it to his pen name.
  1. He wrote 45 children’s books during his career!
  1. He was rejected a lot!
    His first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times before being published in 1937.
  1. He won several major awards, including: two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Pulitzer Price, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and a Peabody Award.
  1. He wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a dare.
    His publisher bet that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 different words.
  1. The cat in the hat was written to help children learn how to read after Life magazine wrote an article about illiteracy among school children
  1. Although he spent most of his life writing for children, he never had any of his own
  1. He died on September 14, 1991 from cancerseuss