Dr. Seuss Report

opinion Essay
990 words
990 words

Not all children may know his real name, but they do know what they like. And what they like is the author Theodor Geisel, or better known as the beloved Dr. Seuss. During the years of my early childhood I fondly remember my parents reading me the whimsical words of Dr. Seuss. His books were filled with imagination and humor which made them very enjoyable for me to listen to. As I got older I started to read Dr. Seuss books all by myself. All of his books are constructed with simple words that make it easy for children to learn how to read. With the pages full of colourful pictures and very little text his books were never overwhelming for a young reader. The simplicity of his books always encouraged me on my path to learning how to read because I never felt like I had to give up. The themes that can be found within his books may be viewed as nonsensical to some, but to most children they are very amusing. The text that Dr. Seuss uses in all of his books consists of words that are important for all children to have in their early and developing vocabulary. I decided to pick Dr. Seuss for my ISP in this course because I find his writing to be educational and very entertaining at the same.

There are many similarities to be found between the books written by Dr. Seuss and my original work . For this project I decided to mimic the writing styles that can be found within The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, two of his most popular books. In 1954 Life magazine published a report about illiteracy among school children. This article stated that children were bored by the books that were available to them at the beginning reader level. His publisher sent Mr. Geisel a list of 400 words that he thought were important for “new readers” to learn. Geisel used 220 of the words and wrote the infamous book titled The Cat in the Hat. This book was an instant success among children and parents. While writing my original work for this project I wrote myself a list of 300 words that I thought would be important for new readers to learn. Out of the 220 words that I selected I utilized approximately 125 of them within my book. In the Dr. Seuss book titled One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish there is no plot that is carried throughout the entire book. Each page is a ...

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... New York: Random House, 1958.

Geisel, Theodor. Dr. Seuss’s ABC. New York: Random House, 1963.

Geisel, Theodor. The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. New York: Random House, 1938.

Geisel, Theodor. Foot Book. New York: Random House, 1968.

Geisel, Theodor. The Fox in Socks. New York: Random House, 1971.

Geisel, Theodor. Green Eggs and Ham. New York: Random House, 1960.

Geisel, Theodor. Hop on Pop. New York: Random House, 1963.

Geisel, Theodor. Horton Hears a Who. New York: Random House, 1954.

Geisel, Theodor. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. New York: Random House, 1957.

Geisel, Theodor. I Am Not Going to Get Up Today. New York: Random House, 1987.

Geisel, Theodor. If I Ran the Circus. New York: Random House, 1956.

Geisel, Theodor. Oh, the Places You’ll Go. New York: Random House, 1990.

Geisel, Theodor. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. New York: Random House, 1960.

Sendak, Maurice. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss. New York: Random House, 1995.

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how they chose dr. seuss for their isp in this course because they find his writing educational and entertaining at the same time.
  • Compares the writing styles of dr. seuss' the cat in the hat and one fish two fish red fish blue fish.
  • Explains that dr. seuss was of all of his books, and the illustrator for all the wacky and colourful pictures that fill the pages.
  • Opines that the magical world of dr. seuss has entered the minds of many people throughout the world.
  • Introduces geisel, theodor, and to think that i saw it on mulberry street.
  • Narrates geisel, theodor. the cat in the hat. dr. seuss enterprises.
  • Describes geisel, theodor, green eggs and ham, horton hears a who, and how the grinch stole christmas.
  • Describes geisel, theodor, if i ran the circus, oh, the places you’ll go, and sendak, maurice.
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