Theodor Geisel, who is the famous Doctor Seuss him self, has always intrigued all of us with his quirky heroes and clever rhymes. Although where did Geisel learn to have such impressive rhyming skills? Well, it is believed that his mother would often roulade rhymes to her children, to help soothe them to sleep. http://www.dadhatfeels.com
Theodor Geisel first started using “Seuss” as a pseudonym at an University. Seuss was actually his mothers first name and also his middle name. Although having been not a doctor, he later added the title “Dr. ” to Seuss, just to live up too his dad who always wished for Geisel to become a doctor.
Geisel’s first book was called, “And To Think That I Saw It About Mulberry Street”. It is a fun story about an imaginative little youngster who would like to impress his dad with a great story on what he saw rebounding home from school. And so the boy imagines many different scenarios away of simply a simple equine and wagon he recognizes. Where? You guessed it, on Mulberry Street! Truth be told, “And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”, was actually turned down repeatedly by 28 different publishers, but lucky for us, Unique House recognized his expertise and published the e book.
And that can forget our all time favorite, “Cat in the Hat”, printed in 1957? Remember the little boy and woman (Sally) who gets a surprised visit from the mischievous black and white cat wearing an extra tall white and red stripe hat and red ribbon tie? The whimsical kitty wants to entertain the kids with a few of wacky tricks, but their pet goldfish is not amused, no, not one bit!
Did you ever noticed how the Cat in the Head wear used the same vocab words over and over again throughout the reserve?. Well, Seuss was actually challenged by his author into writing a little one’s book using only 236 vocabulary words. This will prove to many which a great children’s book can be written using those vocabulary words that were once said to “bore” children to quit reading.
Very well, Seuss indeed proved everyone wrong by publishing a wonderful book that both children and adults have loved for over 55 years now. It was a little while until him 9 months to end the Cat in the Hat, which is quite understandable! That can actually come up with such a great book using only the same 236 terminology words!? Well Mr. Theodor Geisel did and We tip my hat to that.