Who Was Dr. Seuss?

Who Was Dr. Seuss?

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by Janet B. Pascal, Nancy Harrison
     
 

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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

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448455853
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Series:
Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
16,469
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Doradoradora More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Got me hooked,could not stop reading! :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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I LOVE HIS BOOKS!
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Dr. Seuss was a creative author and illustrator.
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Sat on the couch watching tv.
sammydoo More than 1 year ago
Best Book of the seris
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Im gonna recommend this to my bf.
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