The Grinch Hated Christmas The Whole Christmas Season Now, Please Don T Ask Why No One Quite Knows The Reason Dr Seuss S Small Hearted Grinch Ranks Right Up There With Scrooge When It Comes To The Crankiest, Scowling Holiday Grumps Of All Time For Years, The Grinch Has Lived In A Cave On The Side Of A Mountain, Looming Above The Whos In Whoville The Noisy Holiday Preparations And Infernal Singing Of The Happy Little Citizens Below Annoy Him To No End The Grinch Decides This Frivolous Merriment Must Stop His Wonderful, Awful Idea Is To Don A Santa Outfit, Strap Heavy Antlers On His Poor, Quivering Dog Max, Construct A Makeshift Sleigh, Head Down To Whoville, And Strip The Chafingly Cheerful Whos Of Their Yuletide Glee Once And For AllLooking Quite Out Of Place And Very Disturbing In His Makeshift Santa Get Up, The Grinch Slithers Down Chimneys With Empty Bags And Stealing The Whos Presents, Their Food, Even The Logs From Their Humble Who Fires He Takes The Ramshackle Sleigh To Mt Crumpit To Dump It And Waits To Hear The Sobs Of The Whos When They Wake Up And Discover The Trappings Of Christmas Have Disappeared Imagine The Whos Dismay When They Discover The Evil Doings Of Grinch In His Anti Santa Guise But What Is That Sound It S Not Sobbing, But Singing Children Simultaneously Adore And Fear This Triumphant, Twisted Seussian Testimonial To The Undaunted Cheerfulness Of The Whos, The Transcendent Nature Of Joy, And Of Course, The Growth Potential Of A Heart That S Two Sizes Too Small This Holiday Classic Is Perfect For Reading Aloud To Your Favorite Little Whos
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927 He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty In some of his works, he d made reference to an insecticide called Flit These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catchphrase Quick, Henry, the Flit In 1936 on the way to a vaction in Europe, listening to the rhythm of the ship s engines, he came up with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was then promptly rejected by the first 43 publishers he showed it to Eventually in 1937 a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success During WW II, Geisel joined the army and was sent to Hollywood Captain Geisel would write for Frank Capra s Signal Corps Unit for which he won the Legion of Merit and do documentaries he won Oscar s for Hitler Lives and Design for Death He also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing Boing which also won him an Oscar In May of 1954, Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring This inspired Geisel s publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of 400 words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to 250 words the publishers idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb , and write a book Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success In 1960 Bennett Cerf bet Geisel 50 that he couldn t write an entire book using only fifty words The result was Green Eggs and Ham Cerf never paid the 50 from the bet Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967 Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in 1968 Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991 Also worked under the pen name Theo Le Sieg
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