- His real name isn’t Dr. Seuss
– it’s Theodor Geisel!
- 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.
- He isn’t really a Dr.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth began adding it to his pen name.
- He wrote 45 children’s books during his career!
- 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.
- He won several major awards, including: two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Pulitzer Price, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and a Peabody Award.
- He wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a dare.
His publisher bet that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 different words.
- 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
- Although he spent most of his life writing for children, he never had any of his own
- He died on September 14, 1991 from cancer