Dr. Seuss By Katie Hines


Dr. Seuss was an author for children's books. He was a very successful and creative author. He was also a very talented artist and he drew very cool pictures in his books. Dr. Seuss was very successful author because he was creative with his work and that made his writing very influential for the kids who were reading his books.

Dr. Seuss' Early Years

Dr. Suess was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Surprisingly, he did not have any kids. Dr. Suess' real name was actually Theodor Seuss Giesel. Dr. Seuss was just a pen name. Dr. Seuss went to Dartmouth college. He wrote and drew cartoons for the school's humor magazine, Jack-o-lantern. Also known as Jacko.

Here is a photo of Dr. Seuss


Dr. Seuss died in 1991 at the age of eighty-seven. He died of old age.

Dr. Seuss' Main Goals/Acheveiments

Dr. Seuss' main goals were to make learning how to read more fun for kids learning how to read. Dr. Seuss was shocked when he found out that the average five to six year old kid could only read 250 words. He wanted to change that, so he wrote his books with easier words at the beginning, and harder words towards the end of the book. By doing this, he hoped that kids would learn more challenging, advanced, and bigger words while still having fun. He made sure to add an illustration for each page summarizing what he wrote. Dr. Seuss was very successful with this because now kids are reading Dr. Suess' books and learning how to read in a fun way. This shows that Dr. Seuss was being creative with his writing to make kids have a bigger vocabulary.


Dr. Seuss made a big influence on kids learning how to read. Because of him, kids know way more words. Also, Dr. Seuss made it very fun for kids to read. In a lot of Dr. Seuss' books he included a not nice character or a bully. He wanted kids to get the message that bullying wasn't right. The way that he incorporated that in his books was very creative.

My Opinion

I think Dr. Seuss was a very successful writer for kids. I think that helped kids learn how to read in a more fun way. The way he added more advanced words towards the end of books makes a lot of sense. Also, his pictures were amazing and were sure to make kids laugh.



Funny, clever, creative, smart

Husband of Helen and Audrey Geisel

Who loved humor, books, and kids

Who hated bullies, lack of reading, and loved cartoons

Who feared that kids would not know many words, not have fun, and bad education

Who made learning how to read more enjoyable, and was talented at dawing cartoons

Who wanted kids to learn to read in a more fun way, who wanted to write books for kids, and who wanted to cartoon

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts



In conclusion, Dr. Seuss was a talented and creative author. He wanted to see change in chidren's books, and he made that change.


Levine, Stuart P. The Importance of Dr. Seuss. San Diego, CA, Lucent Books, 2001.


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