Author Spotlight:Dr. Seuss : Author Spotlight:Dr. Seuss An Interactive PowerPoint Presentation
By: Jessica Falor
ED 205-01 Dr. Seuss and His Stories : Dr. Seuss and His Stories Who is Dr. Seuss?
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street!
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Cat in the Hat
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
References Click the picture to visit the official Dr. Seuss website. Quit Show Who is Dr. Seuss? : Who is Dr. Seuss? Born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), his first book, was rejected 27 times before it was published.
He won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Caldecott Honor Awards.
He died on September 24, 1991, but his legacy lives on.
At the time of his death, his books had sold around 200 million copies and had been translated into 15 different languages. Quit Show And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street : And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street Published in 1937.
Dr. Seuss’ first published children’s book.
Marco is instructed by his father to watch for interesting sights on the way to and from school, but sees nothing more than a horse and wagon. To make his story more interesting, Marco comes up with more and more interesting things he could have seen until they seem unrealistic. Each time he thinks of something, he tops himself with more outrageous sighting ideas until he bursts in to tell his father what he saw. Quit Show Green Eggs and Ham : Green Eggs and Ham Published in 1960.
Click the link to hear the story read aloud: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSy5FlymXGU
Written on a dare, after a publisher bet him $50 he couldn’t write a book using only 50 words.
Sam-I-Am is on a determined mission to get another unnamed Seuss character to eat green eggs and ham. Although the unnamed character refuses to eat them under any of the sometimes unusual circumstances set forth by Sam-I-Am, he eventually eats them to get rid of the determined Sam-I-Am. This book is a great way to show people to not judge a book by its cover. Quit Show Oh, the Places You’ll Go! : Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Published in 1990.
It was the last book written by Dr. Seuss.
A young boy begins his journey to Great Places and with his brains and his feet he can go anywhere he chooses. Although he faces some bad spots along the way, he always gets through them using his brains and his feet. This story by Dr. Seuss tells the journey each person will go through, acknowledging everything doesn’t always turn out as hoped. Though this story is told about a boy in a fairytale world, the obstacles faced are not all that different from ones in the real world.
This books tells the story of the life of every person in an upbeat and positive way. Quit Show Cat in the Hat : Cat in the Hat Published in 1957.
Was published as a new primer using 220 new-reader vocabulary words as a result of article was published by John Hersey and a book by Rudolf Flesch titled Why Johnny Can’t Read.
Dick and Sally are two children stuck inside their house on a rainy day with nothing to do. Then a cat with a crazy hat and even crazier ideas appears and their day is suddenly anything but ordinary. Complete with a talking fish who acts as a sort of conscience, this book provides readers with a day of fun, as long as it is over before mom comes home. Quit Show McElligot’s Pool : McElligot’s Pool Published in 1947.
This book won a Caldecott Honor Award in 1947. What is a Caldecott Honor Award? Click the link to find out
Young Marco is fishing in McElligot’s Pool, a spot known for being a trash dump with poolfishing, when an old man tells him there is no point in fishing there. Marco begins to tell an imaginative story about all the fishes headed to the pool from exotic, faraway places. Along the way, readers will hear about fishes which could only be thought up in one’s imagination- or so we would think. This story dares readers to dream beyond the known and expected.
Can provide readers with a link or beginning to studying the water system. Quit Show How the Grinch Stole Christmas : How the Grinch Stole Christmas Published in 1957.
The Grinch, a creature with a heart two sizes too small, despises Christmas in every sense of the word. In this story, he sets out to destroy the Who’s Christmas celebrations through many unusual capers with his dog, Max. One little girl down in Who-ville refuses to give up on him, believing he really isn’t bad after all. This is a Christmas all down in Who-ville will remember. Quit Show Other Works : Other Works Wrote over 40 children’s books.
Other titles include: Bartholomew and the Oobleck, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, andYertle the Turtle, among others.
For a complete list of books written by Dr. Seuss click here. Quit Show About Me : About Me Quit Show My name is Jessica Falor and I am a student at Grand Valley State University. I am studying English with a concentration in Language Arts with a minor in Elementary Distributed. I hope to become an elementary school teacher.
I believe all children should have the opportunity to learn and should have the confidence to believe they can do anything. Reading is key to this and I believe Dr. Seuss has written many books which can help children develop this skill, along with sending positive and true messages for everyone.
If you have any questions, please click here to email me. References : References Pictures from:
Falor, Jessica. “Author Study: Dr. Seuss." 2009.
http://www.seussdude.com/list-books.html Quit Show