Dr. Seuss

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Drseuss 2 Born in Springfield, MA Parents: Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss. His older sister was Margaretha or "Marnie." The German pronunciation of Seuss was Zoyce, but readers pronounced it Soose, rhyming with Mother Goose, so he did, too.
Timeline World War I begins The Great War
Soldier cross World War I ends
Prohibiton begins blogs smithsonianmag dot com Prohibition began When Prohibition began, Ted's father lost his job at the family brewery. Times were harder in the household.
British castle Attended Oxford University He met Helen Palmer, another American student, who was studying to be a teacher. When he dropped out of Oxford, he added "Dr." to Seuss because he had disappointed his father.
Scales of justice Moved to New York City to work at Judge magazine Getting this job meant that he was financially able to marry Helen, who had been teaching in New Jersey after her graduation from Oxford University.
Heart cluster jon philli Married Helen Palmer
Flit kills flies advertisement dr suess vintagecatalog dotnet Drew the cartoon about Flit, a popular bug killer He was then offered a job at H.K. McCann Advertising Agency, makers of Flit insect spray, for whom Dr. Seuss drew advertisements for the next seventeen years. (Photo: VintageCatalogdotnet)
Mcol money bag Great Depression begins with Stock Market Crash 1929 Wall Street YouTube video
Kiss mother Ted's mother died Death month and date not available.
Prohibition ends meetup dot com Prohibition ends
And to think that i saw it on mulberry street And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry StreetOn trip to Europe in 1936, he wrote the story. It was sent to 27 publishers who all refused it. Vanguard Press (#28) agreed--the editor was a college buddy of Dr. Seuss!
Shogun hat The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins The idea came from his collection of hats obtained from all his travels.
King smiles The King's Stilts Month/day unavailable
Horton hatches the egg Horton Hatches the Egg Horton Hatches the Egg The Mayzie bird will lend her name to another Seuss character, Daisy-Head Mayzie.
120px private snafu Joined U.S. Army Motion Picture Unit Private SNAFU: Camoflague (YouTube)Assigned to Information and Education Division at Fox Studio, Hollywood, to make training movies for soldiers. He created the character Private SNAFU. He and Helen bought a house in La Jolla, CA. In 1944, his promotion was to Major.
Johnny automatic wwi officer Discharged from U.S. Army
Geraldmcboingboing 1950 Received Academy Award(s) 1946 : Your Job in Germany, or Hitler Lives ; 1947 - Design for Death (a documentary about Japanese people) ; 1951 - Gerald McBoing-Boing. View the YouTube clip. Note : monthes and days unavailable
200px mcelligots pool McElligott's Pool 1948 Caldecott Honor Medal and 1950 Young Reader's Choice Award ; Marco from Mulberry Street reappears in this story.
Johnny automatic moose sihouette Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Slime drop 1 Bartholomew and the Oobleck 1950 Caldecott Honor Medal ; Bartholomew reappears from The 500 Hats in a sort of sequel.
Nicubunu emoticons nerd face If I Ran the Zoo 1951 Caldecott Honor Medal. The word "nerd" was coined in this story and accepted into English vocabulary.
Timeline Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka Racial segregation of schools is illegal in the U.S.
Seusselephant2000tr2 Horton Hears a Who! Horton Hears a Who!Month/day unavailable ; In 1967, made into a TV special which won a Peabody Award.
Big top If I Ran the Circus If I Ran the Circus
Frisbee 090719 Sputnik and the Frisbee The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 and 2 into orbit on October 4 and November 3, respectively. Wham-O makes the first frisbee!
Seussstamp The Cat in the Hat The Cat in the Hat used 225 easy-to-read words.
Grinch max How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch was his favorite character--Dr. Seuss had a personalized car tag "GRINCH." The televised version (1966) by Chuck Jones won a Peabody Award. They next produced "Halloween Is Grinch Night" and "The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat"--both won Emmy Awards.
Timeline Beginner Books at Random House founded The three editors were Ted, Helen, and Phyllis Cerf. Helen wrote and edited stories, signing her name "Mrs. Dr. Seuss." The Cat in the Hat was the first title in the series.
Yertle Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Yertle was based upon Hitler. According to Wikipedia, "The Red Hot Chili Peppers adapted the story in the song "Yertle the Turtle" on their second album, Freaky Styley, released in 1985."
One%20fish One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish One Fish, Two Fish has been developed into parodies and theme park features.
Hamguy Green Eggs and Ham Bennett Cerf, his publisher, bet him $50 he could not write a book using only 50 words. This is the most popular Seuss book, and the fourth most popular children's book of all times according to Publishers Weekly. Cerf never paid his bet! View it on YouTube!
Abc Dr. Seuss's ABC YouTube video A film is planned for 2013 featuring his alphabet.
Dr seuss clipart sneeches kids clipart 2leftmed The Sneetches and Other Stories Four stories with morals, they reminded readers of racial equality.
Hop on pop Hop on Pop
Timeline U.S. Civil Rights Act passed
Seuss foxsocks Fox in Spcks This was his first book of tongue twisters.
Curiouspagesblogspot Helen Palmer Geisel dies
Timeline Married Audrey Dimond
Aldrin apollo 11 U.S. Apollo 11, first manned mission to land on the moon
Lorax The Lorax Dr. Seuss claimed this as his favorite book. It was made into a TV special first aired Feb. 14, 1972, an animated film to be released March 2, 2012 on Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday.
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The butter battle book cover The Butter Battle Book Purpose in writing was to make people think about nuclear war. It was the first children's book to spend six months on the New York Times Book Review adult best seller list. It was made-for-TV . In 1990, it was televised in the Soviet Union. Ironically (?), this occurred just before the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Pulitzerprize Awarded Pulitzer Prize Won for his half century of contributions to "the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents." He was the first children's author to win this prestigious award. [approximate day]
Timeline Awarded honorary degree from Princeton University Doctorate of Fine Arts - when he received his award, the entire graduating classes stood and recited Green Eggs and Ham for him. Michelle Obama was a member of that class!
The big brag The Big Brag Month and day unavailable
Dr seuss clip art truffle tree pinkmed The Lorax subject of censorship Laytonville, CA, in the heart of California's logging industry was the scene; according to Wikipedia: "Terri Birkett, a member of a family-owned hardwood flooring factory, authored The Truax,[3] offering a logging-friendly perspective to an anthropomorphic tree known as the Guardbark." The Lorax Project
Oh, the places you'll go Oh, The Places You'll Go! This was the last book he published before his death.
Timeline Dr. Seuss died At the time of his death, over 200 million copies of his books had sold worldwide.
Daisy head mayzie Daisy-Head Mayzie Published posthumously, this was the last book officially written by Dr. Seuss although he did not illustrate it. View its book trailer.
Mymanycoloreddaysbookcover My Many Colored Days Published posthumously by Alfred A. Knopf; illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
Wubbulous world of dr  seuss The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss Jim Henson Productions produced the first TV series based on Seuss characters. Forty episodes were produced with the show airing until December 28, 1997.
Hooray for diffendoofer day Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! "The book is based on verses and sketches created by Seuss before his death in 1991, and was expanded to book length and completed by writer [Jack] Prelutsky and illustrator [Lane] Smith."--Wikipedia
Nationalmemorialsculpturegarden Dr. Seuss National Memorial and Sculpture Gardens open The sculptor of the gardens was Dr. Seuss's step-daughter, Lark Grey Dimond-Cates.
Bippoloseed medium image The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Reissue of early works
Dr seuss signature svg Sources cited Pascal, Janet B. Who Was Dr. Seuss? NY: Grosset and Dunlap, 2011.
Primm, E. Russell, ed. Favorite Children's Authors and Illustrators. Chanhassen, MN: Tradition Publ., 2007.
Woods, Mae. Dr. Seuss. Edina, MN: ABDO, 2000.
"Dr. Seuss," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss
Official website: Seussville
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images courtesy openclipart.org and animationlibrary.com
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Attends Dartmouth College Edited and wrote for Jack-O-Lantern, a humor amagazine on campus

Ted's father employed as supervisor of Springfield's public park system Month-dates and day-dates unavailable.

World War II During WWII, Dr. Seuss drew political cartoons for PM magazine to convince America to enter the war. German forces surrender at Rheims, northern France.