Theodor Seuss Geisel

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These easy to make and wear hats will liven up your celebrations of Theodor Geisel’s birthday on March 2.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904-September 24, 1991) was born in Springfield, Massachusettes.  He published 46 books for children during his career as an artist, animator, poet, publisher, and cartoonist.  His birthday has been designated as the day for the annual “Read Across America” event observed in many schools.

In addition to his famous books, Geisel also worked in advertising, and as a political cartoonist.  He won an Academy Award for a film he animated for the US Army during WWII, Design for Death.  His pen names include Theo LeSieg, Theodor Geisel, Theophrastus Seuss, Rosetta Stone, and the trademarked name which cannot be mentioned here.  He pronounced his middle name as Soice.  A friend of his, Alexander Liang, wrote a little poem about this:

You’re wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn’t rejoice
If you’re calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice.

Dr. Seuss. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web:  February 6, 2012.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss

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