Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Theodore Geisel was born in 1904. Because his father was a superintendent at the zoo, he sketched the animals there. Theo graduated from Dartmouth College but later dropped out of Oxford. At some point he joined the army. When he started writing books he made bizarre animals like a camel with a feather duster on its head. He wrote lots of childrens books but he didn't have any kids of his own. He wrote 47 books like The Cat in the Hat, which have been translated into 20 languages. Most kids know him as Dr. Seuss, but when Theo illustrated his own books, he used the name Theo LeSieg. (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backwards!). This wonderful man died in 1991 but will always be remembered as a great writer.
(Note from Jenny: This is Katie's first real report. She chose a subject, gathered information, planned her paper, wrote two rough drafts and two final drafts, and typed it all herself.)