–”The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
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Some fun facts about Dr. Seuss…
- Dr. Seuss real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel.
- He was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield Massachusetts.
- Dr. Seuss wasn’t really a doctor.
- Dr. Seuss used Dr. as part of his name because his father always wanted him to be a doctor.
- Dr. Seuss was an author, poet, screenwriter, illustrator, film producer, television producer, songwriter, animator and visual artist.
- Before writing children’s books Dr. Seuss wrote advertisements for General Electric, Standard Oil, NBC and other companies.
- Dr. Seuss is credited for the first person using the word Nerd. He used the word in his book If I Ran the Zoo in 1950.
- Dr. Seuss did not have any children of his own.
- Dr. Seuss once said that the character the Grinch is based on himself!
- The book Green Eggs and Ham only contains 50 different words. He wrote the book based on a bet. A publisher bet him that he couldn’t write a book using few words. Dr. Seuss won the bet!
- His children’s books have been translated in over 15 languages.
- Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991.
Source: Kidsplayandcreate. “Dr. Seuss Facts and Quotes for Kids.” Fun Activities for Kids. Kids Play and Create, 07 June 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2017.