Theo Seuss Geisel wrote classic kids’ books
Known for their morals and infectious hooks.
Over 40 tales written, and millions sold:
Dr. Seuss ages but never gets old.
Today is his birthday, and to celebrate,
We’re sharing some Seuss facts that we thought were great.
And if Seuss stories are what you adore,
Birthday Express has Seuss parties galore!
Now that the plug of our website is done
It’s time to start off with Seuss fact number one.
It might be something you’ve already read
But we still feel that it ought to be said.
Despite some rejections he never got beat:
And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street
Was his very first book and it took 20 tries
And plus seven more until we realized
What a marvelous author and writer of writings
That Dr. Seuss was, and was it exciting!
It was the Doc’s fans mispronouncing his name
That led to an error’s considerable fame
With how his name’s said he went with their choice;
With words Dr. Seuss did some wonderful tricks –
The Cat in the Hat has two thirty-six
Different words from which it’s composed;
This was an idea that was proposed
By his bosses who wanted a simple kids’ book
That would get them to read it, by hook or by crook.
And if you think that achievement is nifty,
Green Eggs and Ham used much less – only fifty.
His editors bet him it couldn’t be done,
So when he was finished they must have been stunned.
Like any true wordsmith, Seuss couldn’t resist
Making up words that didn’t exist.
New words like “nerd” and “oobleck” (like ooze)
Are two of the words that Seuss was first to use
(And you’ll be creative in your child’s eyes
With DIY Dr. Seuss party supplies).
To make your Seuss party the best of the best,
Shop party supplies here on Birthday Express!
Or repin our Pinterest for more party treats.
BONUS: A graphic with 30 Seuss quotes,
And also some more rather excellent notes.
Thanks to you all for reading this rhyme,
We had a lot of fun with it.