Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 as well as three Academy Awards, Theodor Geisel (best known as Dr. Seuss) authored and illustrated forty-four children’s books. Since his first children’s book in 1936, Dr. Seuss has introduced several generations of kids to the joy of reading.

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Dr. Seuss Art5 stars

This official site features reproductions of illustrations from Geisel's Dr. Seuss books, as well as art he did for other books, projects and his own enjoyment. Be sure to visit all five of the galleries listed under Art of Dr. Seuss, and to read his short biography. "Sitting in his Anglo-Saxon for Beginners class, his [Geisel's] doodling caught the eye of a fellow American student named Helen Palmer. Helen suggested that he should become an artist instead of a professor. He took her advice and eventually, he took her hand in marriage as well."

Dr. Seuss: Characters and Unusual Creatures3 stars

Although this site lacks graphics and animation, it's a valuable reference. Visit to peruse a list of all of Seuss' books, followed by an alphabetic list of all his creatures (from Aaron, the alligator to Zummers.) Did you know the word "nerd" dates to 1950 when it first appeared in Dr. Seuss' "If I Ran the Zoo"? "I'll sail to Ka-Troo And Bring Back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo a Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!"

Dr. Seuss Went to War5 stars

Although not for the preschool set, high school students and grownups will find this fascinating. For two years (1941-1943), Ted Geisel was an editorial cartoonist for a New York newspaper. During that time he drew over 400 editorial cartoons, mostly about World War II. This collection is organized by year, as well as Places, People, Issues and Battles.

PBS: Cat in the Hat5 stars

You've hit the Cat in the Hat jackpot, here at PBS Kids, with lots of games, coloring pages, paper crafts, activities and videos. My favorite click is the Math Safari, which features (can you guess?) math games that are emceed by the Cat in the Hat himself! Parents should take note of the Tips button in the lower-left hand corner for bonus ideas on bringing math, science and reading into your preschooler's everyday activities.

Seussville University5 stars

"Welcome to Seussville University, where you can have 'lots of good fun that is funny' while learning basic reading, math, science, and reasoning skills." From the Cat's Concentration game to Green Eggs and Ham picture scramble, Dr. Seuss fans will find plenty to crow about at this official Random House site. In fact, it's the only one of today's sites with activities and games for young readers. For classroom ideas, party projects and printable activity sheets, click on Educators.

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Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

BrainyQuote: Dr. Seuss Quotes

Dr. Seuss National Memorial

Goodreads: Dr. Seuss Quotes

Infoplease: Dr. Seuss

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Feldman, Barbara. "Dr. Seuss." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 25 Feb. 2014. Web. 31 Jul. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/dr-seuss/ >.

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