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Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He is well known for his beloved children’s’ books that he wrote. These books have been instrumental in children finding a love of books and reading for decades. Not only did he write the wacky and wonderful books, he also did all of the illustrations himself.
Geisel also had a few other pen names besides Dr. Seuss. One was Dr. Theophrastus Seuss and another was Theo LeSieg and finally there was Rosetta Stone.
As far as children’s’ books go, Geisel wrote 46 of them. Most of those books are characterized by rhyme, imaginative characters and often the use of anapestic meter as well. More than one of his books have been made into feature films with recent incarnations being Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax and who can forget Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas which has actually had 2 incarnations as a movie.
His books have also spawned 11 specials for TV, 4 television series and even a Broadway musical!
Often Dr. Seuss would couch serious lessons in the lovable nonsense of his stories.For example, in The Lorax we are taught that we must be more eco conscious while in Horton Hears a Who we learn that everyone is special no matter how different they may be.
Dr. Seuss is so instrumental in a child’s early years that his birthday has been designated as Read Across America Day by the National Education Association. That day is March 2.
Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated books until his death in 1991.
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