Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.
Personal Reaction: I loved this biography. I never followed Dr. Seuss much as a child, but as an adult I find immense value in his books and how they hold a young reader (or listener's) attention. This biography gave me a better understanding of the author and a higher level of appreciation for his works. I may need to revisit many of them and present them to students I work with.
Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Have students discuss Dr. Seuss books they have read before or introduce one of his books to them.
2. Students could try writing a short story from a list of given words.
Personal: i love how the illustrations also told the story. This book Definitely takes kids into the minds of Dr. Seuss and who he was.
Personal. 1.This would be fun to start a studying for the day of Dr. Suess's birthday. and just let the class have a Dr. Seuss day
2. they could find pieces of dr. seuss's personality in some of his books in a group activity
The main message that Janet Pascal is trying to get across is to let the readers become aware of who the real Dr. Seuss is and who it is behind those funny books that we all enjoy reading.