Dr. Suess was born on March 2, 1904. He is an American
cartoonist and writer. His real name was Theodore Seuss
Geisel. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dr Seuss liked to draw and write, even as a child. The
first book that Dr. Seuss wrote was titled, And To Think That I
Saw It On Mulberry Street. He wrote that book while on an
ocean voyage, returning from a trip to Europe. The rhythm of
the ship’s engine gave him the feeling for the poetry rhythm in
Dr. Seuss is not a real doctor. He added the “Dr.” to his
name to honor his dad, who wanted Theodore to finish his
doctoral degree, which he did not. Dr. Seuss has also used
other names, or “pen names,” to write books. These names
include Theophrastus Seuss, Theo L. Seig (which is his real
name spelled backwards), and Rosetta Stone.
Dr. Seuss wrote more than 60 books, including some
which have been made into movies, such as The Cat in the Hat,
Horton Hears a Who, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Dr. Seuss wrote lots of books for children, even though he
and his wife never had children of their own. He died at age
87, in San Diego, California.
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Reading Comprehension Questions
Dr. Seuss Biography
After you've read the Dr. Seuss biography, answer these questions in
When and where was Dr. Seuss born?
Where was Dr. Seuss when he wrote his first book?
Name three Dr. Seuss books that have been made into movies.
What other names did Theodore Geisel use to write books?