Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel (1904 –1991) was an American artist and illustrator who, in his college days, adopted the pseudonym, Dr. Suess, under which name he illustrated more than 60 books, many of which have become perennial best-sellers. His books have sold over 600 million copies and been translated into 20 languages.
Six Entertaining Fact about Dr. Suess:
1. He often came up with story ideas by doodling. 2. His friend bet that he couldn’t write a book with just 50 different words, and so, Green Eggs and Ham was born. 3. He kept a closet full of wacky hats. Whenever he was stumped writing, he’d put on a suitable hat to help the words flow. 4. It took him over a year to write Cat in the Hat—and it only uses 236 different words! 5. His full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, but his friends called him Ted. 6. He published 44 picture books before he died in 1991. – Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra