Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Geisel)
Oh, The Places You'll Go!. Published in 1990, one year before his death September 24, 1991, the book was written for adults as well as kids and spent over a year on the New York Times Best Seller List as a farewell to his audience.
'Fox In Socks'. Labelled as 'a tongue twister for super children', 'Fox' was published in 1965.
|In 'Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!', what possession is the pride and joy of Kitty O'Sullivan Krauss?||The World of Dr. Seuss
An inflatable pool floating over her house.. This book is a prime example of how anyone can use their imagination.
Twice. Geisel married Helen Marion Palmer in 1927. Afer her death in 1967, he married Audrey Stone Dimond, who survived him. Ironically, for the premier children's author, neither marriage produced any children.
His eyebrows get red hot.. Also, reading with his eyes shut is bad for his hat. From 'I Can Read With My Eyes Shut'.
'The Butter Battle Book'. Published in 1984.
|Besides 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' and 'The Cat In The Hat', what other Dr. Seuss story to date became a live-action movie?||The World of Dr. Seuss
'The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.'. This 1953 release starred Hans Conreid, Mary Healy, Peter Lind Hayes and a pre-'Lassie' Tommy Rettig.
'Gerald McBoing-Boing'. Geisel won with 'McBoing-Boing', about a boy who only spoke in sound effects, in 1951.
Bartholomew. Bartholomew Cubbins had two adventures with King Derwin in 'Bartholomew and the Oobleck' and 'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins'.
'Oh, The Places You'll Go'. This books introduces the child-to-be to all of Seuss's characters.
She had more tail feathers. In this parable, McFuzz has one feather on her tail while Lolla-Lee-Lou had two. Eating seeds from a special plant gave her more feathers, but made her too heavy to fly.
He burped. It was a burp from the bottom of Yertle's throne that hurdled Yertle from his lofty height.
|How long had the Grinch put up with this 'whole Christmas thing' before deciding to steal it?||The World of Dr. Seuss
53 Years. 'Why for 53 years, I've put up with it now. I must stop Christmas from coming...but how?' This is inferred in both the book and the cartoon, but no mention is made in the movie.
|Geisel began using the pseudonym 'Dr. Seuss' in his childrens' stories. Seuss, of course, is his middle name, but why 'Dr.'?||The World of Dr. Seuss
His father wanted him to be a doctor. He was granted an honorary doctorate from his alma mater in 1956, but mostly just used the pseudonym to separate his career as a children's author from his other accomplishments. By the way, Seuss was also the maiden name of Geisel's mother.
|Publisher and humorist Bennett Cerf wagered Geisel that he couldn't write an entire book using only 225 words. What was the resulting book called?||The World of Dr. Seuss
The Cat In The Hat. The words were culled from a listing of words most used by children. 'Cat' almost single handedly supplanted the 'Dick and Jane' books that were the norm at that time. Seuss later won another bet with Cerf, using even less words, to create 'Green Eggs And Ham'.
Bliss. 'Mulberry Street', named after a street in Geisel's hometown, was Seuss' breakthrough story, published by Vanguard Press in 1937 after it was turned down by 28 other publishers.
cancer. It's been calculated that by the time he died, there were more than 200 million copies of his books and has appeared in as many as 15 different languages.
September 24, 1991. Theodro died on September 24, 1991 from jaw cancer.
Jim Carrey . "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" aka "The Grinch" was released in the U.S. on November 8, 2000.
Audrey. Theodor married his second wife, Audrey on August 6, 1968. Their marriage came to an end on September 24, 1991, the day he died.
|The title of his first book is called, "And To Think That I Saw It On __"?||Who is Dr. Seuss?
Mulberry Street. Young Marco is coming home from school but he knows that his father will interrogate him on his return home and be dissatisfied with his observation of nothing more than a horse and a wagon on Mulberry Street. So, he starts adding interest to the sight, changing first the horse and then the wagon to bigger more outrageous things. Then, he reaches home and his father asks the dreaded question, "What did you see on the way home from school?" Marco tells him, not the wild sights in his head, but what he really saw, "A horse and a wagon on Mulberry Street."
middle name and his father's dream. Seuss was his middle name and he put Dr. in front of it because his father had always wanted him to be a doctor.
trees. "He snapped, I'm the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please." "The Lorax" was originally released in the U.S. on August 12, 1971 by the publishing company, Random House Books for Young Readers.
0. He never had any of his own although I think we all feel we are his children.
50. In 1960, a gentleman by the name of Bennett Cerf bet Theodor that he couldn't write a book using only 50 words. He then wrote "Green Eggs and Ham".
220. His publisher heard that 1st graders were having trouble learning to read because the books were boring so he thought he would send Dr. Seuss a list of 400 words. He asked him to narrow it down to 250 and Dr. Seuss narrowed it to 220 words.
Army. He joined the Army during WWII.
Helen Palmer. Theodor married Helen Palmer on November 29, 1927 and they were divorced on October 23, 1967.
Dartmouth. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature.
March 2, 1904. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, MA.
|Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991 at the age of eighty-seven. What was his cause of death? ||From Geisel to Seuss
Cancer. Dr. Seuss was married to his second wife, Audrey, when he passed away. His throat cancer took him away from the world on September 24, 1991.