Learn about Dr. Seuss
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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