In 1937, The Golden Gate Bridge was completed, Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was out in theaters, and Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific. That same year the book, And to Think I Saw that on Mulberry Street, was published by an author named Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his time, managed to create a number of books that captured the attention of young readers and adults alike. He did this in a way that kept them interested still 77 years after, the his first book was published . Theodor Seuss Geisel, or better known as Dr.Seuss, helped to improve the literacy rate in young readers by creating books with diverse words and illustrations to keep readers engaged, which often included valuable life lessons.
No American writer has had as great of impact on children's literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are easily recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories. Although most Americans are familiar with his books, many do not know much about his personal life. For starters Seuss is not his real name, his full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. He started using the pseudonym, Dr.Seuss, for two reasons. The first reason why he used Dr. as his prefix, even though he is never obtained his doctoral degree, was because he found it crucial to receive the respect and credibility he deserved, while creating books so out of the ordinary for time he lived. The second reason was because World War 2 was approaching and he chose to use Seuss because Geisel was too German and thought it would interfere with the selling of his books.
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... to be on one of the most influential authors for children literature. Seuss was able to create fun books for children to read with useful life lessons that were important back in 1940 and still is today. This is one of the reason Seuss’ books are still being read today . Suess was not only able to teach children to read but also to think, imagine, and be able to think out of the ordinary. He has taught this to not only generation before but also to many generations to come.
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