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Interesting facts about Dr. Seuss:
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Seuss was not a doctor. He added Dr. to his name in college to lend credibility to his writing.
Geisel’s first book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was rejected 27 times before it was finally published.
Seuss won a $50.00 bet with his publisher by writing Green Eggs and Ham using only 50 words.
Seuss based the Grinch character on himself to try to rediscover something about Christmas that obviously he’d lost.
Though he had no children of his own, he invented an imaginary one named Chrysanthemum-Pearl that he used to brag about.
If I Ran The Zoo holds the distinction of being the first published record of the word Nerd.
Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books in his lifetime.
He purchased an old observation tower in La Jolla, California where he’d write at least 8 hours a day.
Happy Birthday our beloved Dr. Seuss and please enjoy a cupcake.