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Dr. Seuss (1904–1991)

Author of Green Eggs and Ham

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About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. He wrote and illustrated more than 45 picture books under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was published in 1937. His other books included The Cat in the Hat, show more The Butter-Battle Book, The Lorax, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers, What Pet Should I Get?, and Oh, the Places You'll Go. In 1984, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. He died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Image credit: 1982, oil on canvas by Everett Raymond Kinstler (Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College) Image should not be reproduced or distributed without permission of the Hood Museum of Art


Works by Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham (1960) 22,635 copies
The Cat in the Hat (1957) 20,413 copies
Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963) 12,441 copies
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990) 11,312 copies
Hop on Pop (1963) 10,418 copies
Fox in Socks (1965) 9,645 copies
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) 9,007 copies
The Lorax (1971) 8,813 copies
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958) 6,683 copies
Horton Hears a Who! (1954) 6,315 copies
The Foot Book (1968) 5,896 copies
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975) 5,711 copies
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970) 5,694 copies
Ten Apples Up On Top! (1961) 5,327 copies
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978) 5,219 copies
The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961) 4,493 copies
Horton Hatches the Egg (1940) 4,439 copies
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! (1974) 3,776 copies
In a People House (1972) 3,302 copies
Oh Say Can You Say? (1979) 2,991 copies
Wacky Wednesday (1974) 2,881 copies
Happy Birthday to You! (1959) 2,673 copies
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962) 2,600 copies
My Many Colored Days (1996) 2,554 copies
Great Day for Up! (1974) 2,365 copies
The Tooth Book {abridged} (1981) 2,301 copies
I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! (1987) 2,048 copies
The Butter Battle Book (1984) 2,027 copies
If I Ran the Zoo (1950) 2,021 copies
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965) 1,844 copies
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948) 1,785 copies
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949) 1,702 copies
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973) 1,692 copies
If I Ran the Circus (1956) 1,590 copies
You're Only Old Once! (1986) 1,421 copies
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) 1,406 copies
McElligot's Pool (1947) 1,358 copies
Hop on Pop {abridged} (2000) 1,326 copies
What Pet Should I Get? (2015) 1,305 copies
What Was I Scared of? (1997) 1,199 copies
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (1975) 1,030 copies
The Eye Book (1968) 1,026 copies
On Beyond Zebra! (1955) 1,000 copies
Daisy-Head Mayzie (1994) 943 copies
Scrambled Eggs Super! (1954) 920 copies
Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! (1972) — some editions — 884 copies
The Eye Book [abridged] (2001) 876 copies
My Book About Me (1969) 867 copies
The King's Stilts (1939) 737 copies
The Tooth Book (1981) 632 copies
Gerald McBoing Boing (1950) 602 copies
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss (1995) 581 copies
Hunches in Bunches (1982) 537 copies
Come Over to My House (1966) — some editions — 530 copies
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas [1966 TV movie] (1966) — Screenwriter — 374 copies
My BIG Book of Beginner Books about ME (2011) — Contributor — 268 copies
The Cat in the Hat Movie (Little Golden Book) (2003) — Contributor; Original story — 240 copies
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Movie Storybook (2000) — Author — 175 copies
The Pop-up Mice of Mr. Brice (1973) 163 copies
The Cat in the Hat Songbook (1967) 154 copies
Dr. Seuss from Then to Now (1986) — Author — 147 copies
Horton Hears a Who Pop-up! (2008) 115 copies
Dr Seuss on the Loose (2001) 86 copies
Dr. Seuss on the Loose [1973 TV movie] (1973) — Writer — 73 copies
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat [1971 TV movie] (1971) — Screenwriter — 71 copies
A Classic Case of Dr. Seuss (2009) 69 copies
Hop on Pop-Up! (2002) 67 copies
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax [1972 TV movie] (1972) — Screenwriter — 62 copies
The Big Brag (1998) 60 copies
Dr. Seuss's Spooky Things (2019) 58 copies
There's a Zamp in My Lamp! (2006) 56 copies
Dr. Seuss's Lovey Things (2019) 53 copies
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T [1953 film] (1953) — Screenwriter — 53 copies
The Dr. Seuss Coloring Book (2016) 49 copies
Dr. Seuss's Spring Things (2020) 45 copies
The Lorax Pop-Up! (2012) 36 copies
Dr. Seuss's 100 First Words (2018) 30 copies
The Grinch Pops Up! (2002) 29 copies
Hop on Pop {LeapPad} (2004) 22 copies
Gertrude McFuzz (1979) 18 copies
Ten Tall Tales by Dr. Seuss (1999) 16 copies
The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites (2006) — Author — 14 copies
Dr. Seuss Discovers: Bugs (2021) 11 copies
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! [1970 TV movie] (1970) — Screenwriter — 11 copies
Dr. Seuss Discovers: Space (2021) 11 copies
Gatola da Cartola, O (2000) 9 copies
Love From Dr. Seuss (2019) 9 copies
The Cat in the hat (2002) 8 copies
My Oh My a Butterfly (2014) 7 copies
Ear Book (1970) 6 copies
Dr. Seuss (Five book set) (2013) 5 copies
Pontoffel Pock and His Magic Piano [1980 TV movie] (1980) — Screenwriter — 5 copies
The Butter Battle Book [1989 film] (1989) — Writer — 5 copies
Dr Seuss's Terrific Tales (2009) 4 copies
I Can Add Upside Down! (1996) 4 copies
Rainy Day (2006) 4 copies
Too Many Daves 4 copies
I Can Rhyme (Dr Seuss) (2006) 4 copies
Kalapos Macska (2016) 3 copies
Yaourtu la tortue (1985) 3 copies
Gripes [1943 animated short film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 3 copies
Dr. Seuss Discovers: Dogs (2023) 3 copies
Horton Hatches the Egg [1942 short film] (1942) — Screenwriter — 3 copies
Collection 3 copies
The Home Front [1943 animated short film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 3 copies
Dr. Seuss Books 3 copies
The Zax (1996) 3 copies
ספרגל 2 copies
Rumors [1943 animated short film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 2 copies
Snafuperman [1944 short film] (1944) — Screenwriter — 2 copies
Spies [1943 animated short film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 2 copies
Ja, overalt kan du dra! (2009) 2 copies
Book of Colors 2 copies
Kaabuga kass (2020) 2 copies
The Simplifier (1998) 2 copies
fox in Socks 1 copy
Fish's Tale 1 copy
Dr. Suess 1 copy
Lorax 3D 1 copy
Cat The Cat 1 copy
ABC 1 copy
Jigsaw Puzzle Book (2004) 1 copy
Die Loraks 1 copy
Zanniga 1 copy
Loraxen (2020) 1 copy
utos, cutos pies! (2019) 1 copy
Ha lenne egy cirkuszom (2016) 1 copy
UNKNOWN 1 copy
Cry A Pint 1 copy
up to now 1 copy
Hop On Top 1 copy
Horton hör en vemling (2020) 1 copy
6 I Dr Seuss 1 copy
Hide & Go Sleep (1997) 1 copy

Associated Works

Put Me in the Zoo (1960) — Author, some editions — 4,958 copies
The Berenstains' B Book (1971) — Author, some editions — 2,579 copies
A Fly Went By (1958) — some editions — 2,224 copies
The Nose Book (1970) — Author, some editions — 1,868 copies
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! (1975) — Author, some editions — 1,645 copies
The Big Honey Hunt (1962) — some editions — 1,096 copies
I Want to Be Somebody New! (1986) — Author, some editions — 690 copies
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000 film] (2000) — Original Book — 689 copies
Robert the Rose Horse (1962) — some editions — 663 copies
Stop, Train, Stop! A Thomas the Tank Engine Story (1995) — some editions — 607 copies
Summer (1963) — some editions — 568 copies
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! [2008 film] (2008) — Original book — 549 copies
Stop that Ball! (1959) — some editions — 421 copies
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax [2012 film] (2012) — Original book — 380 copies
Travels of Doctor Dolittle (1967) — some editions — 314 copies
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat [2003 film] (2003) — Original book — 264 copies
More Riddles (1961) — some editions — 194 copies
The Kings Wish and Other Stories (1960) — some editions — 187 copies
The Cat in the Hat Movie Storybook (2003) — [Original Text] — 184 copies
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch [2018 animated film] (2018) — Original book — 155 copies
Ten Tales of Christmas (1972) — Contributor — 152 copies
Come Down Now, Flying Cow (1997) — some editions — 112 copies
I'm the Grinch (2018) — Original story — 50 copies
Secrets of the Deep (2012) — Illustrator, some editions — 49 copies
The Omnibus Boners (1931) — Illustrator — 20 copies
Seussical The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording (2000) — Original stories — 17 copies
Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! (2011) — Original stories — 11 copies
Green Eggs and Ham: Season 1 (2019) — Original Book — 6 copies
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
More Boners (1931) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical Live! [2020 TV movie] (2020) — Original book — 2 copies
Gerald McBoing-Boing [2005 TV series] (2005) — Original story — 1 copy
Green Eggs and Ham: Season 2 (2022) — Original Book — 1 copy


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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Seuss, Dr.
Legal name
Geisel, Theodor Seuss
Other names
LeSieg, Theo
Stone, Rosetta
Seuss, Dr. Theophrastus
Date of death
Burial location
Cremated (ashes were scattered at an unknown location)
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Place of death
La Jolla, California, USA
Cause of death
Places of residence
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
La Jolla, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
England, UK
Dartmouth College (B.A.|1925)
Oxford University (Lincoln College)
cartoonist (political)
U.S. Army Signal Corps (Major)
Awards and honors
Pulitzer Prize for Lifetime of Contribution to Children's Literature (1984)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1980)
California Hall of Fame (2008)
Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
Legion of Merit (1946)
Regina Medal (1982) (show all 17)
Academy Award for best Documentary Short (1945)
Academy Award for best Documentary Feature (1947)
Academy Award for Best Short Subject Cartoon (1950)
Hollywood Walk of Fame (2004)
Emmy Award for Best Children's Special (1978)
Emmy Award for Best Children's Special (1982)
Peabody Award (1982)
Caldecott Honor Award (1947)
Caldecott Honor Award (1949)
Caldecott Honor Award (1950)
New York Public Library Literary Lion (1986)
Short biography
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.




I just....kind of hate this book.

But I can appreciate how it's good for beginning readers (until the very end).
mrsandersonreads23 | 118 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
Dr. Seuss is either a hit or a miss for me. As a parent, I got really upset by this.
mrsandersonreads23 | 524 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
My first-grade students enjoyed this read-aloud!
Chrissylou62 | 76 other reviews | Apr 11, 2024 |
This was a great read-aloud for first graders.
Chrissylou62 | 45 other reviews | Apr 11, 2024 |


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