Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Birthday, TSG!

Let's honor today's birthday boy, Theodore Seuss Geisel, who was born in 1904in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He would have been 113 years old today if he were still alive!

For some of his books he used pen names: Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, and Theophrastus Seuss.

Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated `60 children's books.  His first book,
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by publishers 27 times.


Seuss was his mother's maiden name.  It was originally pronounced "zois."

After college he went to work as an illustrator for a couple of magazines, The Saturday Evening Post and Judge.  Then he was an illustrator for Standard Oil company for 15 years. Then Viking Press offered him a contract to illustrate a children's collection called Boners. All this happened before he ever wrote and illustrated his own books.

The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Can you name these Dr. Seuss characters?

Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss, died on September 24, 1991, at the age of 87, in La Jolla, California.