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Dr. Seuss (1904–1991)

Author of Green Eggs and Ham

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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, 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)
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Green Eggs and Ham 19,673 copies, 685 reviews
The Cat in the Hat 17,758 copies, 504 reviews
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 13,316 copies, 293 reviews
Oh, the Places You'll Go! 10,380 copies, 373 reviews
Hop on Pop 8,808 copies, 117 reviews
Fox in Socks 8,027 copies, 118 reviews
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 7,805 copies, 154 reviews
The Lorax 7,745 copies, 295 reviews
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back 5,745 copies, 67 reviews
Horton Hears a Who! 5,462 copies, 122 reviews
The Foot Book 5,115 copies, 66 reviews
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! 4,812 copies, 51 reviews
Ten Apples Up On Top! 4,458 copies, 66 reviews
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! 4,361 copies, 49 reviews
The Sneetches and Other Stories 3,881 copies, 93 reviews
Horton Hatches the Egg 3,841 copies, 55 reviews
There's a Wocket in my Pocket! 3,484 copies, 60 reviews
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories 3,248 copies, 75 reviews
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! 2,918 copies, 41 reviews
In a People House 2,853 copies, 22 reviews
Oh Say Can You Say? 2,534 copies, 25 reviews
Wacky Wednesday 2,312 copies, 37 reviews
Happy Birthday to You! 2,252 copies, 47 reviews
Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book 2,238 copies, 34 reviews
My Many Colored Days 2,238 copies, 46 reviews
Great Day for Up! 2,010 copies, 21 reviews
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   1,948 copies, 58 reviews
The Tooth Book {abridged} 1,884 copies, 19 reviews
The Butter Battle Book 1,826 copies, 60 reviews
If I Ran the Zoo 1,789 copies, 46 reviews
I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! 1,766 copies, 34 reviews
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins 1,638 copies, 37 reviews
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet 1,518 copies, 25 reviews
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose 1,487 copies, 19 reviews
Bartholomew and the Oobleck 1,462 copies, 31 reviews
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff 1,432 copies, 25 reviews
If I Ran the Circus 1,376 copies, 23 reviews
You're Only Old Once! 1,239 copies, 25 reviews
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! 1,213 copies, 44 reviews
McElligot's Pool 1,206 copies, 37 reviews
Hop on Pop {abridged} 1,164 copies, 17 reviews
What Was I Scared of? 1,017 copies, 17 reviews
What Pet Should I Get? 972 copies, 34 reviews
The Eye Book 901 copies, 10 reviews
On Beyond Zebra! 884 copies, 11 reviews
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? 867 copies, 8 reviews
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (some editions; Author, some editions; some editions; some editions; some editions) 865 copies, 6 reviews
Scrambled Eggs Super! 808 copies, 10 reviews
Daisy-Head Mayzie 803 copies, 16 reviews
My Book About Me 759 copies, 5 reviews
Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him! 759 copies, 9 reviews
Ten Apples Up on Top! {abridged} 649 copies, 2 reviews
The King's Stilts 639 copies, 14 reviews
The Eye Book [abridged] 639 copies, 5 reviews
The Tooth Book 578 copies, 14 reviews
Gerald McBoing Boing 536 copies, 10 reviews
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss 534 copies, 1 review
The Cat's Quizzer 505 copies, 3 reviews
Hunches in Bunches 454 copies, 7 reviews
Come Over to My House (some editions) 433 copies, 5 reviews
The Cat in the Hat Movie (Little Golden Book) (Contributor; Original story) 219 copies
Oh, the Places You'll Go Pop-Up 216 copies, 67 reviews
MY BIG Book of Beginner Books about ME (Contributor) 190 copies, 1 review
The Pop-up Mice of Mr. Brice 144 copies, 1 review
The Cat in the Hat Songbook 140 copies, 1 review
Dr. Seuss from Then to Now (Author) 136 copies, 2 reviews
The Grinch [2018 film] (Original story) 116 copies
Horton Hears a Who Pop-up! 106 copies, 8 reviews
Dr. Seuss book box 72 copies, 1 review
Dr Seuss on the Loose 69 copies, 1 review
Hop on Pop-Up! 66 copies, 1 review
The Big Brag 55 copies, 5 reviews
Dr. Seuss Storytime (Book 1) 44 copies, 1 review
The Lorax Pop-Up! 34 copies, 5 reviews
Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 25 copies, 2 reviews
Gertrude McFuzz 18 copies, 4 reviews
Dr. Seuss Jigsaw Puzzle Book 16 copies, 1 review
Dr. Seuss Storytime (Book 2) 12 copies, 1 review
Dr. Seuss Discovers: Bugs 7 copies, 1 review
Ear Book 6 copies
Hop on Pop {LeapPad} 4 copies, 1 review
Rainy Day 4 copies
Le Chainon 4 copies, 1 review
123 Numbers 3 copies
Kaabuga kass 2 copies
The Zax 2 copies
Dr Seuss 2 copies
Collection 2 copies
Snow 1 copy
up to now 1 copy
ספרגל 1 copy
ספרגל 1 copy
Cry A Pint 1 copy
Zanniga 1 copy
Hop On Top 1 copy
Dr. Suess 1 copy
Dr. Seuss's Seussville 1 copy, 1 review
The Berenstains' B Book (Author, some editions) 2,230 copies, 17 reviews
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo! (Author, some editions) 1,380 copies, 10 reviews
How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000 film] (Original Book) 584 copies, 7 reviews
The Cat in the Hat Movie Storybook ([Original Text]) 176 copies, 1 review
Ten Tales of Christmas (Contributor) 131 copies, 3 reviews
Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat [1971 TV movie] (Original story) 54 copies, 1 review
Secrets of the Deep (Illustrator, some editions) 42 copies, 4 reviews
I'm the Grinch (Original story) 29 copies
The Omnibus Boners (Illustrator) 20 copies, 1 review
Dr. Seuss's Holidays on the Loose! (Original stories) 10 copies

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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.
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