PERSONAL LIFE

Dr Seuss , as you might have guessed, had two personalities: one the author -whose irrepressibly playful nature enabled him to captivate the minds of children – and the man who never felt entirely comfortable in the role of an adult because, as his first wife claimed, “his mind never grew up.”

The man, Theodore Geisel, is shown to be a rather shy fellow who spent most of his time in his tower studio in San Diego. He dreaded large crowds, small children and television talk-show hosts, and throughout his life attempted to avoid them all.

Dr. Seuss’ most famous books — beginner books such as The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and Green Eggs and Ham — were also some of the most difficult things he ever wrote

Great writers always share one common characteristic — they make writing well seem easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. And while books like Hop on Pop and Fox in Socks may seem ridiculously simple to write, Dr. Seuss labored for months on the production of each of these supposedly “Beginner readers.”