Dr. Seuss’ birth name was Theodor Seuss Geisel but very few would know him as such. He was an American originally from the northeast. At the time of his life, the northeast was very ethnically diverse, in fact, the most ethnically diverse region of the United States and also the richest region of the country. During the same year that Dr. Seuss was born, the Russo-Japanese War over Korea and Manchuria began, “Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States” (Theodor Geisel) and “British forces conquered northern Nigeria” (Theodor Geisel). Dr. Seuss was most popular for his writings and he fancied in children’s books mostly because of his extraordinary imagination, creation of unrealistic creatures, and his rhymes. Dr. Seuss “brought a whimsical touch and a colorful imagination to the world of children’s books” (Theodor Geisel).
On “March 02, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States” (Theodor Geisel), Henrietta Seuss Geisel gave birth to the son that her hus...
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...isy-Head Mayzie is about a little girl who sprouts a daisy from her head and sets off an ensuing media frenzy. My Many Colored Days is another book that was in production at the time of Seuss’ death, a ‘pleasant but lightweight’ effort” (Seuss, Dr.).
His fame did not cease after his death. “Since his death Seuss has also inspired television spin-offs, action figures, even theme park attractions” (Seuss, Dr.).Gerald Harrison, who was president of Random House’s merchandise division left a comment for Publishers Weekly obituary about Dr. Seuss. Harrison said, “‘[Seuss] was not only a master of word and rhyme and an original and eccentric artist but down deep, I think he was basically an educator. He helped teach kids that reading was a joy and not a chore; for children and adults he exposed the follies of war, of fascism, or wasting our natural resources’” (Seuss, Dr.).
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