What did Dr. Seuss do as a kid?
As a boy, Theodor, known as Ted by his family and friends, loved to walk through the Springfield Zoo and bring a pencil and sketch pad to draw animals. Ted entered Dartmouth College in 1921, which was where he first began using the pseudonym “Seuss” while writing for Jack-O-Lantern, the college humor magazine.
What did Dr. Seuss do before he became famous?
Geisel left the Army in January 1946, having attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He stayed in the filmmaking industry for a few years, even working on documentaries and shorts that earned Academy Awards, but he eventually switched to using his pen name, Dr. Seuss, to start writing children’s books.
What was Dr. Seuss’s first?
Seuss’s first published book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), received good reviews but was not a best seller. Horton Hatches the Egg (1940) was the first of a string of best sellers, but it was probably his 1957 book The Cat in the Hat that made him a household name.