This is part three of the Dr. Seuss series I did back in 2019…
originally posted Sept. 5, 2019
Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors! I grew up reading his books, I learned to read with his books. Who didn’t? You don’t need to answer that
I have an extensive collection of his books, but not all of them. My son, this year (2020) for my birthday got me one of his books. Getting me a Dr Seuss book for Christmas or birthday is a safe option…the only problem is making sure I don’t have the book. My favorite book is probably Fox in Socks or The Lorax.
But I’m not going to ramble on and on about nonsense. I won’t do it! No, I wont!
Instead, I will give you some facts!
Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield , Mass.
His parents were Theodore Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. His given name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.
He died Sept 24, 1991 in La Jolla, Cal.
Now onto some fun facts:
He Wrote “Green Eggs And Ham” On A Dare! Challenged by his publisher to write a book using only 50 different words, Dr. Seuss decided to tell the story of a picky eater (like many of the children reading his books) who continues to refuse the colorful food offer.
He Produced Cartoons For The Army During WWII. As the commander of the Animation Department of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces, he produced propaganda and training films, including one about a bumbling solider named Private Snafu.
“The Grinch” Movie Was A Flop At First. Now, it is one of the most popular family holiday flicks, the movie was originally panned by critics at Variety despite Dr. Seuss teaming up with Looney Tunes legend Chuck Jones for the animation.
He Thought Children’s Books Were Too Boring. The mischievous plot of The Cat in the Hat was inspired by what Dr. Seuss felt was a boring, overly simplistic Dick and Jane book series. Rather than attempting to enforce morality lessons, Dr. Seuss embraced the chaos with his titular cat.
He Was The First Person To Use The Word “Nerd”. He may have been first, although it meant something completely different in If I Ran the Zoo. Instead of referring to a brainiac, the “nerd” was described as a white-haired, red-and-yellow “sourpuss.”
This one, I think, is called a Yink He likes to wink, he likes to drink. He likes to drink, and drink, and drink. The things he likes to drink is ink. The ink he likes to drink is pink. He likes to wink and drink pink ink. So…if you have a lot of ink, then you should get a Yink, I think.
~ One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (Dr. Seuss)
Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a great day and possibly learned something new!
“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!” – Dr. Seuss
“I know it may seem small and insignificant, but it’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become”