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Fun Facts About the Doctor!

1.  On March's second day, we must say "Hooray!" with a "Yip, yip, yippee, yay!!" He was born on March 2, 1904!!

2.  His full name is Theodor Seuss Geisel.  He used Dr. Seuss as his pen name, but he was not a doctor.  However, his alma mater, Dartmouth University, eventually bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate.

3.  His first book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, was not a success to begin with.  It was rejected by 27 publishers before he finally found a publisher for it in 1937. 

4.  He coined the word, NERD.  The first recorded instance of the word, nerd, is found in Dr. Seuss's book, If I Ran the Zoo, published in 1950.

5.  He is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and an Academy Award winning filmmaker.  He won an academy award for writing an animated short called, Gerald McBoing-Boing,  in 1951.  Watch it below.




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