Theodor Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. His father and mothers name was Henritta and Theodor Geisel. He had two sisters Henritta who died at the age of two and his older sister Margareta .From the time he was young till he grew old and famous his interest has always been words and drawings.. He loved books so much that as a child his mother bribed him with books. (Dr. Seuss: Best Loved Author pg. 18)His mother aided him to put to rhymes with his verses and his father encouraged him to perfect it . One of the things he liked to do when he was younger was go to the zoo. At the zoo he would bring his sketchpad and draw pictures of the animals. Dr. Seuss said “I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember”. (Pg.16 Carin T. Ford) Later on life some of his pictures got published in magazines. (Dr. Seuss: Best Loved Author pg.14-16)
Dr. Seuss left for college when he was eighteen years old. He was the first in his family to go to college. It was a struggle for him to get there because his father was unemployed but they managed to get him to college . He attends Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Theodor ...
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