Getting to Know Dr. Seuss

16 Jan

My hubby, our daughter and I went to a client this morning to return their books of accounts and the supporting documents (sales invoices, official receipts, check vouchers and receiving reports).  Hubby encodes the data while I prepare the financial reports.  Before heading back home, we passed by Robinsons Place to withdraw money from the ATM and buy books at Booksale.

We bought Hop on Pop and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish , both by Dr. Seuss.  These are my daughter’s first books by Dr. Seuss.  I specifically looked for books written by him, following the recommendations of two veteran moms (my older sister and my homeschooler friend).  I read these to my daughter on the way home.

Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 at Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.  He credited his mother Henrietta, who soothed her children to sleep by “chanting” rhymes, with both his ability and desire to create the rhymes for which he became so well known.

When he was asked by the book publisher, Houghton Mifflin (Vanguard Press), to write and illustrate a children’s primer using only 225 “new-reader” vocabulary words, he came out with The Cat in the Hat (1957) .  This was his 13th children’s book.  With its release, Dr. Seuss became the definitive children’s book author and illustrator.

Dr. Seuss believed that books and learning to read should be fun and exciting for children.  At the time of his death in 1991, he had written and illustrated 44 children’s books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go.


Seussville is the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web.  It’s where children of all ages can play and learn with Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical books and classic characters.  All of the Dr. Seuss books leap to life through interactive games and activities that will enrich each child’s reading experience.

The site honors the tenets of his work: discovery, imagination, and creativity.  It has a wealth of games and information, including a comprehensive guide to the book characters, a searchable book catalog, biographical information, educator resources, parent tips, and more.


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