The Life of Theodore Geisel-Dr. Seuss
By: Ashley Maddox and Weasy Waring
In 1904 in Springfield, Mass.
A special time had come to pass
For into the world Dr. Seuss had come
Or Theodore Geisel, as known to some
His father would brew, while his mother would rhyme
That‟s where he learned skills that would last for all time
United States finances were not the best
But little Ted‟s childhood was great, nonetheless
His memories of Springfield are seen in his work
Using old thoughts from childhood became such a perk
In college at Dartmouth he was editor-in-chief
Of a magazine is the common belief
This is where “Seuss” caught on as his new writing name
And we all recognize what a hit that became!
The Cat in the Hat, a classic for sure
Could only have 225 words, what a bore!
But no, Seuss could do it, and do it he did
That book was a hit with many a kid
By the time that he died in the year „91
44 books had shown readers such fun
200 million copies of stories
Are now in the hands of young girls and young boys
With six awards, he‟s amazing no doubt
And his books are so great that we can‟t live without
So next time a poem would sure make your day
Pick up Dr. Seuss, and he‟ll take you away!
All about Dr. Seuss. Retrieved March 2, 2008, from Dr. Seuss National Memorial Web site: