Theodor Geisel

by Sarah from Glenbrook

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cell’s. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope." Dr. Seuss

My hero is Theodore Geisel. I chose Geisel as my hero because his books helped me and many other toddlers learn how to read. One characteristic that describes Theodor Geisel is open minded. He has written so many creative books that not many people would be able to write because their mind is not as open as Geisel’s.

Theodore Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. His dad inherited the family brewery. Later he supervised the Springfield zoo and park systems. Geisel was raised in the Lutheran faith.

My hero was inspired to write when he was returning from a voyage to Europe in 1937. The rhythm of the boat engines inspired him to write his first book, “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street.” Dr. Seuss became very successful. When World War 1 started, Geisel faced many financial and social challenges. He persevered like a hero and got through the problems.

Geisel made a difference in my life and many toddlers lives around the world. He helped them learn how to read with his books. When I was little my mom and I read many Dr. Seuss books. Now, when I am not reading chapter books, I still find it fun to read his books.

My hero, Theodor Geisel loved to write children books, even though he never had a child of his own. He has, and still does help kids around the world learn how to read. Geisel died on September 24, 1991, but his spirits still live on through his books.


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