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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trivia question of the day!

Who is this? And what is he doing on my blog?


You probably know his characters more than him.

He is a household name.

Even very young children quickly recognize his name and his work.

Your parents loved him. You loved him. Your children love him.

They call him Dr., but was he really a Dr.?

If it weren't for this man, Cindy-Lou would not dear our hearts at Christmas.

Figured it out yet? That's right! It's Dr. Seuss.

This one man has been entertaining children since 1937, when he first published And to Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street. (Did you know this manuscript was rejected 29 times before he found a publisher?) He wrote some 40-50 books. His last being Oh, The Places You'll Go! published in 1990.

Dr. Seuss' real name is actually Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. To attempt to fulfill his father's wishes, he traveled to England to attend Oxford University, but soon tired of studying and took to touring Europe. Upon returning to the States, he began to his career as a cartoonist. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in Frank Capra's Signal Corp, making training movies.

His interest in children's literature started when he was asked to illustrate a collection of children's sayings, Boners. After getting great reviews for his illustrative work, he began work on his first book, And to think I saw it Mulberry Street. And the rest is history.

If Ted Geisel were still alive today, he would be 107 years old.

In honor of this great man and his impact on childhoods everywhere, feel free to download the Green Eggs on a Plate Game, and party with the kidlets!

{While you're there, you might want to check out some of the other printables I put up over the weekend.} --Yes, that was a shameless plug. ha ha ha.

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