20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

I absolutely love Dr. Seuss. I read the books to my kids, and now I’m reading them to my grandkids. Green Eggs and Ham was the first book Lisa ever read out loud from cover to cover in English. But I did not know that we have Theodor Geisel to thank for the word “nerd” — did you? 🙂


A wizard of the written word, today marks the 110th birthday of Theodor Geisel — better known as the dear Dr. Seuss. The beloved children’s author and illustrator created a menagerie of creatures that recited anapestic tetrameter, caused trouble, and captured our imaginations. The man behind beasties like the Grinch, Lorax, and Sneetches was a fascinating character in his own right. Here are 20 facts about the great Dr. you might have missed.

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4 thoughts on “20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss”

  1. When people ask where you get your many book ideas, do you reply, “On vacation in Über Gletch”? (I think I’ll use that in the future.) Thanks for posting the delightful article!

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