The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss has been entertaining
children and adults for almost 70 years. Born in 1904 in
Springfield, Massachusetts Dr Seuss' real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel.
Seuss was his mother's maiden name. When he began writing
children's books in the late 1930's he used two pseudonyms; Dr. Seuss
and Theo LeSieg. Dr. Seuss came from using his middle name and the
title Dr; his father had always hoped he'd become a doctor. Theo LeSieg
simply comes from reversing the spelling of his last name. Together with
his wife, Dr Seuss wrote 44 books for children and illustrated many
Through the use of silly rhymes, repetitive sounds and zany
situations Dr Seuss remains a favorite of children. The books of Dr.
Seuss are excellent early readers to be read by parent to child or by
the child themselves. His books have been translated into at least 15
languages and over 200 million copies in print. Dr Seuss toys, games and
collectibles are popular gifts.