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Below is a brief biography of one of my favorite philosophers- Theodor Seuss Geisel or as he is better known, Dr. Seuss. This is from a young guest blogger who delivered this as a speech to her elementary grade school. Long live Dr. Seuss and his cast of crazy characters.

Dr.Seuss: Short Bio and Tribute

Imagine a world of rhyme and no time. A world where characters flip and slip, slide and climb. 

Today I would like to talk to you about an author that uses the pen names such as Theodor LeSieg, Rosetta Stone but I’m sure you are more familiar with Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss became the master of imaginative characters, rhyme and taking children to a new world within the comfort of their own homes. 

One of Dr. Seuss’s most famous books for young readers is called “Green Eggs and Ham “. This book came about after a bet between Dr. Seuss and his publisher. His book ” The Cat in the Hat “used 225 words. His publisher challenged him to write a book with just 50 words. Green Eggs and Ham is the forth bestselling english – language children’s hardcover book of all time. 

The famous Dr. Seuss was born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father worked in the city as a beer maker. His mother often soothed him and his two sisters to sleep by reciting rhymes from when she was young. Dr. Seuss credited his mother with both his ability and desire to create rhymes which he became so well known for. Dr. Seuss left Springfield when he was a teenager, so he could attend Dartmouth Collage. He became the editor and chief of Dartmouth’s humour magazine. He was soon fired when he was caught throwing a drinking party. After that he started writing for other newspapers and magazines, but instead of signing his work Theodor he signed it Seuss, which was his middle name. This was the first time he ever used Dr. Seuss as a pen name. 

Later on he attended Oxford University where he was suppose to become a collage professor. However; his studies bored him so he decided to tour Europe instead. Though Dr. Seuss disliked Oxford, he did meet a beautiful young lady named Helen Palmer who became his first wife. She was also a children’s author and book editor.  Dr. Seuss began to pursue a career as a cartoonist. The Saturday Evening Post and other publications published his early pieces, but he was more devoted to creating advertising campaigns for standard oil, which he worked for more than 15 years. After world war two passed his wife Helen died. 

A year later he remarried an old friend named Audrey Stone. She not only influenced his later books, but now guards his legacy as the president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. At the time of his death September 24th, 1991, Dr. Seuss had written 44 children’s books, including such all time favourites as 1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue fish, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies have found there way into homes and hearts around the world. 

This is a poem I wrote in honour of Dr. Seuss.

Zummers and Nizzards, there and speeches to write,
Zillow and Zax, I’m gonna be up all night.
Preaching and screeching, I don’t want to yell, 
Truffla Trees, Barbaloots, I really want my speech to do well.
Kwigger and Zong so many rewrites,
Dr. Seuss how did you do, it you really were dynamite. 
Flunnel Spazzim try as I will,
Don’t worry Dr. Seuss I’ll never have your skill.
Thank you Dr. Seuss for all you gave us,
The joggoons, the snubs, and especially all those super snaves.

One Response to “Dr.Seuss: Modern Day Poet and Philosopher: By Abbey”

  1. Olivia says:

    I absolutely love Dr. Seuss and this is a tremendous tribute to such a special author who has given such delight to so many adults as well as children. The concluding poem is magnificent!!