Who Was Dr. Seuss?

Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as "Dr. Seuss"  was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker.

Theodor Geisel illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” is born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.

Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother’s maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books–including some for adults–that have sold well over 200 million copies and been

translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss's books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like

 Whoville. Geisel graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the school’s humor magazine, and studied at Oxford University. The first children’s book that Geisel wrote and

illustrated “And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, was rejected but later published in 1937. Geisel's first bestseller was "The Cat In The Hat" published in 1957.

Other Dr. Seuss classics are available in the Fulton County Public Libraries. Please click on the link below and you will be introduced to a world of fun reading!

Books by Dr. Seuss


Dr. Geisel Suess's classic collection of children's books.

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