Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Happy Birthday to Mr. Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)
5 Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss and his books:
1. The Geisel Library at UC San Diego is named after him.
2. The Cat in the Hat led Geisel to found Beginner Books, a publishing company specializing in easy-to-read books for children. In 1960 Random House acquired the company and made Geisel president of the Beginner Books division.
3. Theodor Seuss Geisel also wrote some children's books under the pseudonym of "Theo. leSieg"? (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backwards.)
4. If I Ran the Circus is one of Weird Al Yankovic's favorite childhood books. How do I know? He told me - here.
5. Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, loved to wear crazy hats to parties. When he was having a hard time coming up with rhymes, he would sometimes put on one of his many “thinking caps” for inspiration - go here.