Who Was Dr. Seuss? [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.
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Who Was Dr. Seuss?

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Overview

Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books-?like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
The major events of Theodor Seuss Geisel's life from his birth in 1904 through his death in 1991 are presented in casual, conversational text. Ted's family loved word play. His mother made up rhymes with pie flavors and his dad liked to dream up goofy, complicated inventions. His father helped run a zoo and young Ted spent many hours there. At home, he drew pictures of animals on his wall, but they were not realistic. They had exaggerated features, such as ears that were nine feet long. He met his wife while studying at Oxford and she encouraged his whimsical drawings. He began his artistic career creating advertisements and slogans for Flit, an insect repellant, but he found his true calling when his first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was published in 1937. He went on to create forty children's books, including beginning readers with limited vocabulary that kids actually wanted to read. His books were often open-ended encouraging readers to consider issues, such as wars, the environment, and prejudice. Factual information is inserted on separate pages to clarify historical events mentioned in the text. The numerous cartoonlike black and white drawings compliment the chatty text. Part of the "Who Was ..." series, this title includes a table of contents, a timeline of Seuss's life, a timeline of the world (1904-1991), and a bibliography. A good introduction to biographies for young researchers. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101535431
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/7/2011
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 41,083
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Janet Pascal lives in New York, New York. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Who was dr. Suess

    After reading nearly a fourth of the series i thought that the dr. Suess biodgraphy gets the ribbon for "most interesting". It was great how the author put the little storylines to each book he wrote, and nancy harrison, my all time FAVORITE illustrator, just makes the icing on the cake with the devine pictures and, of course, the cover!(she does all of the covers for the biography series) even though that the jim henson biography was my favorite, this one makes you want to dig up your old suess books and start reading them over and over and over again. ~Danielle

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Great

    Love it it is great.

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Responding back to a review

    I think this is a great book to do on your report abot dr. Seus because your learning facts in the book and you problly need facts for your report.You need this book for your report so you know eveything you need to know.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Awesome

    Very good info

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Question?

    I have to write a report and do a project on dr. Suess that is 7th grade quality. Would this book be good for my reasearch?

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Guess me

    I loved it

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    A-Mazing!

    Great book! I purchased this for my second grader, and it is a good read. I never knew Dr. Suess' real name or any history about him during his childhood, or what his self esteem was like until I read this book. I highly recommend this for any person of any age.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Dr Seuss

    This book was great!
    Got me hooked,could not stop reading! :)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

    Today's his birthday! (:

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    The sample stinks!!!

    The sample has only 7 pages and they aren't even readable!!!!! They are only pages like who he dedicated the book to and the table of contents!!!! Now i know why the sample was free!!!!!!
    What ever you do, do not get the sample!!!

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Girlllllllll

    Im gonna recommend this to my bf.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    This book is amazing

    I loved this book so much. I hope you read it. I is mosty about ted and how he loved to draw. I will give you somthing interesting thing. When he came home from the zoo guss what he did he came home and drew as soon as he got home. Hope you read it. It is realy good. If you want to know more about any one. Just buy the who was books if you want.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Read down blow

    I love your book soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much i cant put your books down

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    The Cat in the Hat likes that!

    He is one of my favorites children's writers, what can I say, I love him! And also the book was good too.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Spit

    Its a never read

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 24, 2012

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    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    To everyone

    Blazeheart and Firecla can't post here srry yal.

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 8, 2012

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    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Don't know much about him so looks interesting.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Marie

    Sat on the couch watching tv.

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