Dr. Suess

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Dr. Suess

About the Author...Theodor Suess Geisel was born March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1927 he met his wife while attending Oxford to striving to become a professor. Instead of continuing his education he dropped out of college, married Helen Palmer, and moved back to the United States. After returning to the US, Theodor became a cartoonist and illustrated advertisments. The first break at writing children's books came from a publisher offering an opportunity to write a series called Boners. This series didn't do well. The turning point in Theodor's career was when he published The Cat in The Hat in 1957. This book was written in response to poor childrens reading levels and he was only allowed to use 220 specific vocabulary words.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. SuessThis fun story has two main characters that are in conflict. Sam would like his friend to try his dish green eggs and ham. His friend however, has decided he doesn't like the dish before he even has a chance to try it. Finally exhausted from being asked Sam's friend tries the dish and finds he LOVES IT! He is so grateful Sam pushed him to try it and agrees to eat it anywhere! what a great message to children about not judging something by its looks!

The Cat in The Hat by Dr. SuessOne of the classic books I love is The Cat in the Hat. This classic story tells of two young children at home with snow to clear before their mother returns home. The Cat in the Hat shows up just in time to make a mess and cause trouble. Before he leaves he cleans up the mess and clears the snow for the children!One

Publisher's Website...Theodor Suess Geisel passed away September 24th 1991. Although he does not have a website, the publisher that helped make him famous has a site just for Dr. Suess!You can visit this site for many fun things! On this website you can learn about Dr. Suess' life and career, meet the characters from his books, learn about and order books he has written, and teachers can print lesson plans and other resources for their classroom!http://www.seussville.com/

Theodor Seuss Geisel

A Rare Interview with Dr. Suess..Dr. Suess rarely gave interviews. He hated them! In the link below you can read a rare interview. In this interview it talks about his life rules: Work hard, and work long. He often worked until 2 in the morning and was back in the office by 10am. Dr. Suess also talks about his a great fear of failure. He often started his book with a conflict or prolem and attempted to write by solving it!http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=d3ac45e8-9deb-4434-9101-97364dc1ba8b

List of Dr. Suess' books...The Cat in the Hat Green Eggs and HamThe Cat in the Hat Comes Back! One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FishHop on Pop Dr. Seuss's ABCThe Cat in the Hat Beginner Book DictionaryFox in SocksI Wish that I had Duck Feet Come Over to My House Wacky Wednesday Because a Little Bug Went Ka-chooOh, the Thinks You Can Think!The Cat's QuizzerPlease Try to Remember the First of OctemberI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!Oh Say Can You Say?I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street, 1937The 500 Hats of Bartholomew CubbinsThe Cat in the Hat Song BookMy Book About MeI Can Draw It MyselfMaybe You should fly a Jet, Maybe You Should be a VetHunches in BunchesDaisy-Head MayzieThe Foot BookThe Eye BookMr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?In A People HouseMarvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!The Shape of Me and Other StuffThere's a Wocket in My Pocket!Great Day for UpWould You Rather be a Bullfrog? Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!The Tooth BookThe Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice I Can WriteOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue FishTen Apples Up On TopHop on PopDr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!The Foot BookThe Eye BookMr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?The Shape of Me and Other StuffThere's a Wocket in My Pocket!The Tooth BookThe King's StiltsHorton Hatches the EggMcElligot's PoolThidwick the Big-Hearted MooseBartholomew and the OobleckIf I Ran the ZooScrambled Eggs Super!Horton Hears a Who!On Beyond ZebraIf I Ran the CircusHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasYertle the Turtle and Other StoriesHappy Birthday to You!The Sneetches and Other StoriesDr. Seuss's Sleep BookI Had Trouble in Getting to Solla SollewI Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other StoriesThe LoraxDid I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, The Butter Battle BookYou're Only Old Once!Oh, the Places You'll Go!My Many Colored Days

The Lorax by Dr. SuessThis story is well known for it's abilty to educate children on their personal responsibilty for our earth. The story tells of a forest being destroyed. The famous quote from this book is "Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not." this is a key lesson to share with our students. We cannot depend on someone else to do the right thing, it is our responsibity!

Oh the Places You Will GO! by Dr. SuessThis is an amazing story for graduating students. This story is an inspirational story of all the possibilities that lay before you. I love reading this to my preschoolers before they graduate to kindergarten. I have personally started having all of my childrens teachers sign a personal copy to have my kids read when they graduate high school. I can only imaginewhat they will feel when they see their kindergarten teachers memories and advice for them!

Target Audience: K-2 Book Format: Picture bookGenre: Classic Comedy and humor

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. SuessThis story is a great lesson in caring for people no matter the circumstances. An elephant named Horton discovers a city living on a flower. He has to save this city from being destroyed but moving the flower to a high location. He goes through being mocked and made fun of before those around him realize he is telling the truth. My favorite quote in this story is "A persons a person no matter how small."

Target Audience: Pre K-2Book Format: Picture bookGenre: Picture book-Classic Comedy and humor

Target Audience: Pre K - 5Book Format: Picture bookGenre: Picture book-Classic Comedy and humor

Target Audience: Pre K - 5Book Format: Picture bookGenre: Classic Comedy and humor

Target Audience: K-2Book Format: Picture bookGenre: Classic Comedy and humor


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