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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catchphrase "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" In 1936 on the way to a vaction in Europe, listening to the rhythm of the ship's engines, he came up with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was then promptly rejected by the first 43 publishers he showed it to. Eventually in 1937 a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success. During WW II, Geisel joined the army and was sent to Hollywood. Captain Geisel would write for Frank Capra's Signal Corps Unit (for which he won the Legion of Merit) and do documentaries (he won Oscar's for Hitler Lives and Design for Death). He also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing-Boing which also won him an Oscar. In May of 1954, Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children. The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring. This inspired Geisel's publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of 400 words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to 250 words (the publishers idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb), and write a book. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success. In 1960 Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write an entire book using only fifty words. The result was Green Eggs and Ham. Cerf never paid the $50 from the bet. Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967. Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in 1968. Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991. Also worked under the pen name:Theo Le Sieg
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!  
Dr. Seuss - Jan 22, 1990
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For out-starting upstarts of all ages, here is a wonderfully wise and blessedly brief graduation speech from the one and only Dr. Seuss. In his inimitable, humorous verse and pictures, he addresses the Great Balancing Act (life itself, and the ups and downs it presents) while encouraging us to find the success that lies within us....
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss - Oct 12, 1957
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Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas-the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic that is perfect for read-alongs all year round! Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!Not since "'Twas the night ...
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Seth Mandel
The Lorax
Dr. Seuss - Aug 12, 1971
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"UNLESS someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not." Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty. His classic cautionary tale is now available in an irresis...
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Amy Cuddy
The Sneetches and Other Stories
Dr. Seuss - Jan 01, 1961
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Embrace diversity with Dr. Seuss and the Sneetches in this collection of stories about acceptance! The new matte finish cover makes it a great gift!The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day, The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches.And no kind of Sneetch is the best of the beaches.The story of the Star-bellied Sneetches and their st...
Green Eggs and Ham
Seuss - Aug 12, 1960
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“Do you like green eggs and ham?” asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. In this most famous of cumul...
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection
Dr. Seuss - Sep 22, 2009
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A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss--"The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, "and "Fox in Socks"--will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they...
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Dr. Seuss - Aug 12, 1962
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Catch a case of the yawns with Dr. Seuss in this classic rhyming picture book. Bedtime has never been more fun! A yawn is quite catching, you see. Like a cough. It just takes one yawn to start other yawns off.Dr. Seuss spins a sleep-tastic tale about a very small bug and a very big yawn that spreads and spreads. Meanwhile, the Audio-Telly-o-Tally-...
You're Only Old Once!
A Book for Obsolete Children
Dr. Seuss - Mar 01, 1986
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With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in ...
How the Grinch stole Christmas! And other stories
Dr Seuss - Nov 05, 2007
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Join in the festive entertainment with the disgruntled Grinch and his attempts to steal Christmas. Bursting with frolicking fun, this collection of stories is a must-have for every Dr. Seuss fan at Christmas time. With his unique combination of hilarous stories, crazy illustrations and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children fo...
Seuss-isms
Dr. Seuss - Jan 06, 2015
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The simple but sage words of Dr. Seuss have helped many a child (and grownup) along the complicated road of life. For those who need reminders, here is a collection of some of the good doctor's wisest and wittiest sayings, on subjects as varied as "Equality and Justice" and "Facing Up to Adversity" to "The Art of Eating" and "The First Nerd"! A per...
My Many Colored Days
Dr. Seuss - Sep 08, 1998 (first published in 1996)
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Dr. Seuss's youngest concept book is now available in a sturdy board book for his youngest fans! All of the stunning illustrations and imaginative type designs of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are here, as are the intriguing die-cut squares in the cover. A brighter, more playful cover design makes this board book edition all the more appropriate as...
Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss
Horton Hatches the Egg by
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Theo. LeSieg
My Book About Me by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
The Big Green Book of Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss
What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss
The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Little blue box of brigth and early by Dr. Seuss
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Second Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo. Lesieg
Your Favorite Seuss by
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
Six by Seuss by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum by Dr. Seuss
Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Book of Colors by Dr. Seuss
Oh Say Can You Say? by Theodor Seuss Geisel
Hooray For Diffendoofer Day! by Dr Seuss, Jack Prelutsky, Lane Smith
McElligot's Pool by dr. seuss
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! by Dr. Seuss
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss by Theodor Geisel
Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
I Am Not Going to Get up Today! by Dr. Seuss
A Classic Treasury by Dr. Seuss
My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me by Various
A Hatful of Seuss by Dr. Seuss
Oh, Baby! Go, Baby!by Seuss by Seuss
Sneetches are Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Book of Animals by Dr. Seuss
The BIG Blue Book of Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss
The Best Of Dr. Seuss by Dr. Seuss
One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish by Dr. Seuss
On Beyond Zebra! by Dr. Suess
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and more Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat Songbook by Dr. Seuss
If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's You Are Kind by Dr. Seuss
The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss by Dr Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Classics/Dr. Seuess's Abc/Green Eggs and Ham/Cat in the Hat/One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish/Fox in Socks (I Can Read It) by Dr. Seuss
Yertle the Turtle and Gertrude McFuzz ( Collins Colour Cubs Mini Format ) by Dr. Seuss
There's a Zamp in My Lamp! by Dr. Seuss
The Cat In The Hat's Great Big Flap Book by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Softly Book by Dr. Seuss
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet by Dr. Seuss
All Aboard the Circus McGurkus by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat and other stories by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Storybook by
Dr. Seuss on the Loose by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Pops Up by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Horton Collection Boxed set by Dr. Seuss
I Am Not Going to Read Any Words Today! by Dr. Seuss
I Can Draw It Myself by Me, Myself (Coloring Book) by
Dr. Seuss's Book Of Bedtime Stories by DR SEUSS
The Grinch Pops Up! by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Fabulous Fables by Dr. Seuss
Reading Is Fun With Dr. Seuss (Dr Seuss) by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Clever Creatures by Dr Seuss
Fox in Socks and Other Stories by Dr Seuss
Oh, The Things You Can Count From 1-10 by Dr Seuss
The Tough Coughs As He Ploughs the Dough by Dr. Seuss
The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss
Daisy-Head Mayzie by Dr. Seuss
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Gerald McBoing Boing by Dr. Seuss
Hunches in Bunches by Dr. Seuss
The Cat's Quizzer by Dr. Seuss
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr Seuss
Scrambled Eggs Super! by Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss
The Seven Lady Godivas by Dr. Seuss
Wacky Weather by Dr Seuss
Nutty Numbers by Dr. Seuss
Dizzy Days by Dr Seuss
Amazing Animals by Dr. Seuss
Crazy Colours by Dr. Seuss
Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss