Dr. Seuss is definitely one of the greatest authors of children’s stories. This is only natural considering that he is extremely fond of children. HE is well-known for his children’s books, especially Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Fox in Socks.
Birth Date: March 2, 1904
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Pen Names: Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone & Theophrastus Seuss
Years Active: 1927–1990
Genre: Children’s literature
No. of Books Written: 46
- Even though he is considered the greatest children’s book writer of all time he is really not that fond of children since he is slightly afraid of them because he is worried about what they’ll do or say next, so this gave him the struggle to spend any notable time with the millions of children whom he made happy with his writing. When asked about children and parenthood, Geisel is reported to have once said, “you make them, I’ll amuse them”.
- He also invented the word Nerd; Geisel was both a master and a maker of words, and although many of his unique utterances have yet to fully established themselves in everyday speech, the word Nerd can actually be traced back to a 1950 Seuss book entitled books “If I Ran the Zoo”.
- Geisel wrote adult books too. “Dr. Seuss? He’s for kids! Yes, you’re right, But you’re wrong.
- There are also books for adults to sing a song.” During The Great Depression to make ends meet, he made ads for the likes of General Electric (GE), NBC and Standard Oil.”
Notable Characters Created
Race: Same subspecies as the Whos with a different green fur
Hates: Christmas, The Whos, Noise
Special Skills: Strength of ten Grinches, craftsmanship and engineering
Race: Environmentalism (personified)
Likes: Trees, Animals & Nature
Special attributes: Known to be immortal
The Lorax is an small, orange creature. He has fluffy fur and what seems to be a pale yellow mustache.
He’s sort of a cranky, grumpy little creature. But seems to care a lot about the environment. He also shows that he has feelings for the Forest Animals and The Onceler for when he tries to warn him that cutting down the trees is bad for the environment and could affect the whole world. But The Onceler didn’t listen, He just went on cutting down the trees anyway.
subspecies: African Elephant
Likes: Other animals, Friends & Family
Horton is a kind, sweet-natured elephant who cares about other animals or people. Though he goes through many hardships, whether trying to keep an egg warm through storms, rough travels, and humiliating shows or tries to save a small planet from harm, he always triumphs; the egg hatches into an elephant-bird, while the planet is saved and respected by the others.
He is very popular because of his big heart and respectful compassion, which makes him more humorous.