A year ago Lucy asked me who exactly was Dr. Seuss? So here's a short bio.
Theodor Seuss Geisel: born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Parents: Theodor Robert Geisel, a successful brew master and Henrietta Seuss Geisel.
Age 18: Mr Geisel left home to attend Dartmouth College, where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern. When Geisel and his friends were caught drinking in his dorm room one night, in violation of Prohibition law, he was kicked off the magazine staff, but continued to contribute to it using the pseudonym "Seuss." After graduating from Dartmouth, Geisel attended Oxford University in England, with plans to eventually become a professor.
1927: He met his future wife, Helen Palmer. Dropped out of Oxford and they returned to the United States. In the same year he begun his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and various other publications. He also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns,and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM.
1937 : He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. After the war, Geisel focused on children's books, writing classics such as If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), If I Ran the Circus (1956), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960). He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.
1967: His wife Helen died of suicide upon hearing his affair with their longtime friend Audrey Stone Diamond
September 24, 1991 : He died at the age of 87, in La Jolla, California. 1997, the Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched.