5 Facts about Dr. Seuss on what would have been his 113th Birthday

March 2, 2017

In honor of what would have been Dr. Seuss 113th Birthday we have gathered up 5 facts about him you might not know.

1.) He wasn't a real Doctor and Seuss wasn't his last name

-Thodore Seuss Geisel, was his birth name and he was awarded an honory Doctorate from Oxford in 1955

2.) Leading up to and during WWII, he made political cartoons and war propaganda films

-He wanted to join the Navy, but was instead asked to make the films. Seuss was joined by Chuck Jones, Mel Blanc and other talented animation artists to create the films

3.) Green Eggs and Ham was written on a bet

-Green Eggs and Ham was Dr. Seuss' best selling book, he wrote it off a bet that he couldn't write a book using 50 or fewer distinct words.

4.) Dr. Seuss has received two Oscars, two Emmys, a Peabody award and a Pulitzer Prize.

5.) Read Across America is celebrated on his birthday

Pick up a book, enjoy some Green Eggs and Ham and don't let The Cat in the Hat destroy the house. Happy Read Across America Day & Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss.


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