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Dr. Seuss Who Are You?

Updated on September 16, 2014

Dr. Seuss Revisited

Pen names make a book fascinating and mysterious. It creates an excitement of surprises that are sure to be in store when you start turning those pages. Dr. Seuss who has been writing these wonderful books since 1937 has done exactly that and more.

With the release of the movie Dr. Seuss' The Lorax his books and movies made will be revisited. Get to know the author and have some insight on how he created his characters and what inspired him to create them.

The Real Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel or more popularly known as Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

It was in 1931 that he and his wife Helen Palmer learn that they cannot have children of their own. He penned the first of the Dr. Seuss series of books in 1937 with And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street.

Having lived a long and fruitful life his own story ended on September 24, 1991.

The Books

The use of odd hats started in his book The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

Drawing from his own experiences he created characters such as Private Snafu after joining the Army's Information and Education Division.

Two of his most memorable books were released in 1957, The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Dr. Seuss won the Pulitzer Prize for his tremendous achievement in getting world issues across through children's books.

1990

Oh, The Places you'll Go

1986

You're Only Old Once

1984

The Butter Battle Book

1982

Hunches in Bunches

1979

Oh Say Can You Say?

1978

I can Read With My Eyes Shut

1976

The Cat's Quizzer

1975

Oh, The Things You can Think

1974

There's a Wocket in My Pocket

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

1973

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

1971

The Lorax

1970

Mr. Brown Can Moo. Can You?

1969

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories

1968

The Foot Book

1967

The Cat in the Hat Songbook

1965

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

Fox in Socks

1963

Dr. Seuss' ABC

Hop on Pop

1962

Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book

1961

The Sneetches and Other Stories

1960

Green Eggs and Ham

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

1959

Happy Birthday To You!

1958

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

1957

The Cat in the Hat

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

1956

If I Ran the Circus

1955

On Beyond Zebra

1954

Dr. Horton Hears a Who

1953

Scrambled Eggs Super

1950

If I Ran the Zoo

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1949

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

1948

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

1947

McElligot's Pool

1940

Horton Hatches the Egg

1939

The King's Stilts

1938

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

1937

And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

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Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden

A Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden can be found in Springfield, Massachusetts honoring the famed author and legend of rhymes and oddities. You can find bronze sculptures of his famous characters The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Yertle the Turtle, The Grinch and Max, Thidwick the Big Herated Moose, and the Lorax.

Dr. Seuss' step-daughter sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates brought life to the characters and is a private non-profit organization.

Dr. Seuss Theme Park Rides

At Orlando, Florida's Universal Island of Adventures you can ride Dr. Seuss' theme park rides featuring his classic characters.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- ride colorful fishes up and down inspired from the book.

The Cat in the Hat - Take a seat and read through The Cat in the Hat as you watch the funny characters up close and personal.

Caro-Seuss-el- A twist on a carousel hitch a ride with the Seuss characters in a colorful merry go round of fun.

If I Ran the Zoo- This ain't no ordinary zoo. Visit the strange animals from Dr. Seuss' mind like the Mazurka and the Scraggle Foot Mulligatawny.

The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride- This is a ride that will give you a tour through all of Dr. Seuss' books in Seuss Landing.

Oh, The Stories You'll Hear- Watch and listen to the stories told by The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 & Thing 2, Sam from Green Eggs and Ham and the Grinch.

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Passing It On

These memorable stories are ones you can share with your children and loved ones. His imagination brought the quirkiest of characters to life while making an unknowing impact on social and relevant issues that still apply today.

Enjoy the books once more and check out Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

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      livelovelaugh5 6 years ago

      Hi sweethearts2, Thanks for stopping by!

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      sweethearts2 6 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      I love sharing these memorable stories with adults. Oh, The Places You'll Go makes a memorable graduation gift. Stories that aren't just for the children but a very fun read with children.

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