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What’s Up, Dr. Seuss?

Theodore Seuss Geisel, popularly known as “Dr. Seuss,” is the author of the famous children’s books that made everyone’s childhood more colorful and enjoyable. Until now, his works are considered to be among literature’s finest. Read on to know the great man behind such masterpieces.

  • Dr. Seuss’ mother was his first inspiration for writing his works. His mother used to sing him to sleep, which helped develop his love for rhymes.
  • His mother’s maiden name is “Seuss.” He added “Dr.” to his pseudonym as a consolation to his father. His father wanted him to become a doctor, but it turned out that Dr. Seuss was meant to become something else.
  • Dr. Seuss used to be a cartoonist, a captain of the American army, a writer for advertisements, and a filmmaker.
  • Dr. Seuss’ first book And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street was rejected by 27 different publishers before it was finally published.
  • He and his wife never had any children. His wife admitted that he could not play and feel at ease with kids around.

This article originally appeared on English Magazines published by Vibal Group, Inc.