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Dr. Seuss

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    Dr. Seuss Biography
    Dr. Seuss is a world-renowned author, poet and illustrator. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, he wrote 46 children’s books, which have sold over 600 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 20 languages.

    He studied at Dartmouth College in the USA, before going to Oxford University, where he dropped out without graduating. His early career was spent creating advertising campaigns for an Oil Company; this was followed by a period of making training videos for the Signal Corps in the US Army during WWII. Then he got his big break when he was asked to write and illustrate an educational book to encourage children to read, using only 225 new reader vocabulary words, The Cat in the Hat.

    His books are written in a rhythmic, rhyming style, which was intended to make reading fun for children. They are often referred to as Dr. Seuss Poems.

    His final book, Oh the Places you’ll Go, was written in 1990. He died in 1991 aged 87.

    Dr. Seuss Facts
    Dr Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on 2nd March 1904 he adopted the pen name Dr. Seuss in 1928 when he worked as a magazine cartoonist.

    Dr. Seuss wasn’t in fact a Dr, although he did consider taking a Ph.D. in English.

    His first book, And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times before finally being published in 1937.

    In America they celebrate Dr. Seuss day on 2nd March, his birthday.

    Our Favourite Dr. Seuss Book Characters
    - The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    - Sam-I-am from Green Eggs and Ham 
    - The Lorax from The Lorax

    Our Favourite Dr. Seuss Book Quotes
    “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” (The Lorax)

    “He should not be here. He should not be about. He should not be here when your mother is out!” (The Cat in The Hat)

    “I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” (Green Eggs and Ham)

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.” (Oh the Places you’ll go)
    29th April 2010

    Green Eggs and Ham

    Sam-I-Am and his Green Eggs and Ham get a brand-new look for their 60th birthday! The original Dr. Seuss classic that ... More

    (63 reviews)
    28th October 2010

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    The timeless Christmas classic from the iconic Dr. Seuss! Read this favourite story of joy, love and acceptance anytim... More

    (35 reviews)
    4th November 2002

    Fox in Socks

    In this delightful yarn the irrepressible Fox in Socks introduces a baffled Mr Knox to some of the craziest tongue-twi... More

    (20 reviews)
    6th May 2003

    Oh, the Places You'll Go!: Yellow Back Book

    In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that ... More

    (13 reviews)
    5th January 2012

    The Lorax

    Celebrate the original eco warrior! After fifty years his message is more important than ever, so enjoy Dr. Seuss's tr... More

    (13 reviews)
    6th January 2011

    The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

    The one and only Cat in the Hat gets a brand new look as he once more steps into the lives of Sally and her brother, i... More

    (9 reviews)
    18th December 2004

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

    This beautiful mini edition HB is available for the first time as a stand alone book. Packed full of boxing Goxes and ... More

    (7 reviews)
    29th March 2012

    Horton Hears a Who

    Dr Seuss's heartwarming tale of Horton the kindly elephant and the Whos of Who-ville, performed by Miranda Richardson ... More

    (7 reviews)
    27th March 2014

    Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

    Moo moo! Hoo hoo! Cock-a-doodle-doo! Oh, the wonderful sounds Mr. Brown can do. Now see if you can do them too! This f... More

    (6 reviews)
    1st August 2003

    Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book: Yellow Back Book

    Full of wonderful yawning creatures who spread sleepy thoughts at bedtime, this book is the perfect remedy for children ... More

    (5 reviews)
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