Dr. Seuss was the author for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids, so I was thrilled when Emma brought this Dr. Seuss History Maker Bio home from the library! Theodor Seuss Geisel was a fun author for my art-loving and rhyme-loving kids to learn more about! He’s even a local author – born in Springfield, Massachusetts. We’ll have to take our kids to Dartmouth College sometime (his alma mater). We learned from the book that Seuss also spent a couple years in England, studying for a doctorate in literature, so we pulled up the photos we took when we visited Oxford with six-month-old Emma – we were living in Cambridge, England, at the time, so it was only a bus ride away!
Seuss never did get his doctorate, but he met and married his wife, Helen Palmer, while he was there!
I had to include this photo of Emma in one of the great halls at Oxford – her super-excited expression seemed perfect for an article about Seuss! This hall – in Christ Church College (Oxford University is made up of several different colleges, which can be a bit confusing to Americans) – was also, apparently, used in at least one of the Harry Potter films.
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? I’ve always been partial to And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! Follow the links below for lots of fun activities for kids to go along with this month’s author!