Theodor Seuss Geisel

by BoJay from DuBois

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

In honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel, I did research about this hero in “Biography Today.” I chose Theodor Seuss Geisel because he wrote stories that created the minds of young children and was the definition of imagination. After the research, I was glad I did because I learned so much about him.

Who knew such a normal beginning would give the world such a hero? Also commonly known as Dr. Seuss, he was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. His parent’s names were Robert and Henrietta Seuss Geisel. Later he found his true love in college, Helen Palmer. Helen and Seuss married in 1927. They co-wrote the book Design for Death. Helen died in 1967. In 1968 Seuss re-married to Audrey Stone Dimond. They moved in together with Audrey’s two children, Lea and Lark. This was the start of Theodor’s actual family.

The foundation of heroism is education. While he was younger, he went to a public school, then high school, then college. He went to many colleges. He went to Darmouth College, Lincoln College, Oxford University, and University of Sorbonne. He majored in English in all of those colleges. He loved art, but his high school teacher discouraged him from doing art.

Hard work contributes to heroism. Dr. Seuss was very well known for his flowing rhyming words. Some of his books include Horton Hears of Who?, Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, and Cat in the Hat. He wrote 47 books, and over 200 million copies! Theodor’s father influenced him to write. Dr. Seuss dedicated If I Ran the Circus and McElligot’s Pool to his father, Ted. Dr. Seuss’s illustrations won him 3 Caldecott awards.


Theodor was a magnificent person and changed the lives of many young children. I believe that he taught many to think outside the box.

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