Today Theodor Seuss Geisel would be 108 years old!
Some things I didn't know about him:
- He first used the pen name 'Seuss' while at Dartmouth. The story goes he was caught drinking with friends in a dorm, and as punishment, was banned from extracurricular activities including writing for the college's humor magazine. So he wrote using his middle name--Seuss.
- One of my favorite animated shorts, Oscar-winning Gerald McBoing-Boing, was based on his short story that originally appeared on a children's record in 1950.
- His first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! , was rejected 27 times.
- The Cat in the Hat was published when we was 53.
Did you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book growing up?
It's hard to choose, but I think mine was Green Eggs and Ham. That Sam was just so annoying. "I do not like them, Sam-I-am!"