FC: Theodor Seuss Geisel By: Thyda Thim
1: Basic Infomation | Dr. Seuss' real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. | He was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. | He died on September 24, 1991 at the age of 86 in La Jolla, California. | He died of cancer. | He is famous for his children's books as an author and illustrator.
2: At six years old he could read books like A Christmas Carol. | Childhood | When he was a child his mother would always soothe him by chanting rhymes to him.
3: His parents are Theodor Robert and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. | Family | His mother immigrated from Bavarian in the 19th Century. | He had no brothers or sister.s
4: Imaginative -makes creative villages in his books -makes the animals and people look different. | Ex. "I'll hunt in the Jungles of Hippo-no- Hungus and bring back a flock of wild Bippo-no-Bungus." | -uses a lot of imagination in his books
5: Creative - most of his books rhyme | -His characters names are creative. Ex. Floob-Boober-Bab-Boober-Bubs | Fiffer-feffer-feff | Fiffer-feffer-feff
6: -Makes learning fun for children -creates fun drawings and words for childrens ex. oobleck | Fun
7: -Dr. Seuss was not a real doctor. -Wrote books under pseudonym (SOO-doe-NIM) -Pseudonym is a name an author uses instead of his/her own -shortened name to Dr. Seuss in 1928 -gained new pronunciation: Zoice --------> Soose -He married Helen Palmer in 1927 -They moved into a walk-up apartment in New York. | Facts
8: Facts | -Seuss is a Bavarian name -Had never really learned how to draw art -school notebooks were fill with bizarre pictures -His family pronounce seuss as Zoice instead of Soos -Wrote children's books after he found out that his wife couldn't have children
9: Quotes | -"A person's a person, no matter how small." -"You make 'em, I'll assume 'em" -"Don't cry because its over, smile because it happened." -"I meant what I said and I said what I meant." ""Be who you are and say c what you want, because c those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
10: Time of My Life | 1904- Seuss was born in Springfield, a Massachusetts 1925- Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern (humorous magazine), he publishes the first cartoon and uses Seuss as his pseudonym. 1926-he attends Oxford, he does not earn an M.A. in English but does meet Helen Palmer 1927-he marries Helen and moves to New York City 1928-he creates his first advertisement"Quick, Henry, the Flit" 1931-Helen learned that she cannot have children Geisel writes his first children's book. It does d not find a publisher
11: 1937-"And to Think That I Saw It on s Mulberry Street" was Dr. Seuss's first s published book a 1941- he begins his career as political a cartoonist. Published over 400 cartoons in the New York newspaper 1943-he joined the army's Information and Education Division 1968-he marries Audrey Diamond. 1991- Geisel dies off cancer at the age of 86 in La Jolla, California.
12: Theodor Born in Springfield, Massachusetts Child of Theodor and Henrietta Geisel Lived in La Jolla, California Overcame his art teacher Worked as an author and illustrator Challenged by cancer Personal traits were determined and imaginative Always had fun writing Never hated his job Best known for his children books Geisel | Bio Poem
13: Journal | Spring 1925 Its senior year. My friends and I have got caught drinking gin in the dorm room. I got kicked off of the editorship of Jack-O-Lantern. I am right now on probation.
14: Dear Dr. Seuss, You are my hero because you write so many books and almost all of them rhyme. I chose you as my hero because you have a creative and imaginative mind. I like that you have funny names of you villages in the book and that you make nice names for the characters in your books. | Dear Hero
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