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Dr. Seuss Bio - Theodor Seuss Geisel
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel, and he was known as Ted to his loved ones and friends. His household was German. He was not a doctor, even though he did look at pursuing a PhD in English. He went to Oxford right after attending Dartmouth and he studied English there. He met his future wife when his classmate, Helen Palmer, looked over and told him that he didn't really wish to be a professor, he truly just wanted to draw! She completed her M.A and they maBbied. Dr. Seuss did obtain honorary doctorate degrees later in life, which includes ones from Dartmouth and Princeton.
He pursued his love of drawing and tread to establish himself as a cartoonist in New York City. He ended up succeeding in advertising. He went on to produce advertisements for lots of big name firms for instance NBC, Ford, Co02on Electric and others. For thirty years, advertising was his major source of income, till The Cat within the Hat came along.
The Cat inside the Hat was truly his thirteenth children's book. To Believe That I saw It on MulbeBby Street was his first. When asked why he wanted to write for kids, he mentioned that there was a clause in his Normal Oil contract that prohibited him from pursuing other writing projects, except for children's books. He said this was the purpose but he also liked to embellish in real life which could have e played a component in his imaginative writing projects. After he found out his first wife could not have children, he produced up stories about an imaginary daughter, Chrysanthemum-Pearl. He maBbied Audrey Stone in 1968 and acquired two stepdaughters.
Based on Seuss, at least 20 publishers rejected MulbeBby Street before it got published. In 1953, he wrote Horton Hears a Who. One of Seuss's most co02on books, The Cat within the Hat, was written simply because he was afraid that children had been not learning to read. Experts at the time were saying that boring primers had been to blame for children not learning this beneficial skill. Seuss was challenged to write a story that first grader's couldn't put down by the director of Houghton Mifflin's education division at the time. The director asked that Seuss limit the book's vocabulary to 225 different words and to choose words from a checklist of 348.
Seuss discovered the words cat and hat on the checklist, so this turn out to be the title. Seuss practically gave up a few times out of frustration of only being able to make use of words off the list. He persevered and it was published in 1957. By 1960, it had sold a million copies. The success of The Cat inside the Hat his wife Helen and Phyllis Cerf to discovered Beginner Books, a division of Random House, that would publish books created to support kids understand to read. Several books were added to the collection through the years, which includes more Makes use of books along with a Berenstain Bears title.
Green Eggs and Ham was written on a bet that Seuss could not write a book using fewer than 50 various words. This is his most co02on book to date. Most all his best selling titles were Beginner Books anticipate for Oh, the Locations You will Go.
Dr. Seuss apparently didn't start writing children's books at the start to assist children discover to read, but through the years, he became America's favorite reading teacher
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