Language Arts 3
16 May 2013
Our Childhood Brought To Life
“ I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam-I-Am.” These famous words not only started my childhood but many children’s childhood. Theodore Seuss Geisel or most commonly known as Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1994 and from there the world was changed. Theodore Geisel is a charismatic man who put his lively personality into his fun and lighthearted books like Green Eggs and Ham, The classic Cat in the Hat, and the iconic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Born on March 2,1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts Theodore Seuss Geisel made his way into the world. His mother Henrietta and Theodore were very busy people. His father managed the family brewery and later supervised Springfield’s public park system after the brewery closed because of prohibition. “His mother was a baker who often chanted the names of the pies she was making at the bakery in a soft lively rhythm to the children as they fell asleep at night.” (Kallen 8). Geisel grew up speaking German and English, and his fascination quirky words began at an early age due to his family. For example, his sister, Margaretha, called herself Marnie Ding Ding Guy, and his first creation was the Wynnmph with ears three yards long (Kaplan). Some books that inspired Dr. Seuss were The Whole Book for writing and The Brownies: Their Book for drawing. “ Theodore Geisel, was an American author, artist, and publisher who wrote more then forty books for children.” (Kallen 8). Some of these books include: Hop On Pop, The Cat In The Hat, Horton Hears A Who, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Oh, The Places You’ll Go, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Sneetches, Fox In Sox, Yertle the Turtle, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, and If I Ran the Zoo. Three iconic works of Dr. Seuss are Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Green Eggs and Ham is a very popular...
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