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Dr. Seuss: Biography, Quotes, Books and Poems, and Resources

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Who was Dr. Seuss? A Brief Biography

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, is one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, Mass. His books are known for their blend of whimsy, zany humor, catchy verse, and outlandish illustrations. Although some early critics objected to his carefree style and sometimes violent illustrations, his books are immensely popular. Geisel’s 60 books have topped many bestseller lists selling over 222 million copies, and been translated into more than 15 languages. Though most were published under his well-known pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, he also authored over a dozen books as Theo. LeSieg and one as Rosetta Stone.

List of Popular Dr. Seuss Books and Poems

And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street Published in 1937
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Published in 1949
The Butter Battle Book Published in 1984
Cat in the Hat Published in 1957
Cat in the Hat Comes Back Published in 1958
The Cat’s Quizzer
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? Published in 1973
Dr. Seuss ABC Published in 1963
Dr. Seuss Sleep Book Published in 1962
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Published in 1938
The Foot Book Published in 1968
Fox in Socks Published in 1965
Great Day for Up! Published in 1974
Green Eggs and Ham Published in 1960
Happy Birthday to You Published in 1959
Hop on Pop Published in 1963
Horton Hatches the Egg Published in 1940
Horton Hears a Who Published in 1954
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Published in 1957
Hunches in Bunches Published in 1982
I Am Not Going to Get up Today! Published in 1987
I Can Draw it Myself: By Me, Myself with a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss Published in 1970
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories Published in 1969
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Published in 1978
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew Published in 1992
if I Ran the Circus Published in 1956
if I Ran the Zoo Published in 1950
King’s Stilts Published in 1939
The Lorax Published in 1971
McElligot’s Pool Published in 1947
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now Published in 1972
Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You Published in 1970
My Book About Me Published in 1969
Oh, Say Can You Say? Published in 1979
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Published in 1990
Oh! The Thinks You Can Think! Published in 1975
On Beyond Zebra Published in 1955
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Published in 1960
Scrambled Eggs Super! Published in 1953
The Seven Lady Godivas Published in 1987
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff Published in 1973
Sneetches And Other Stories Published in 1969
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Published in 1974
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose Published in 1948
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories Published in 1958
You’re Only Old Once
Collaborations
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day

Best Dr. Seuss Quotes

1. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

2. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter!” ~ Dr. Seuss

3. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

4. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

5. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you

6. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” -Dr Seuss

7. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr Seuss

8. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr Seuss

9. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Dr Sues

10. “Being crazy isn’t enough.” -Dr Seuss

11. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” -Dr Seuss

12. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”-Dr Seuss

13. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” -Dr Seuss

14. “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!” -Dr Seuss

Bonus Quote: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

List of Dr. Seuss Characters By Book

List of Characters From The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

  • Captain of the Guards
  • Bartholomew Cubbins
  • Executioner
  • Father of Nadd & Father of the Father of Nadd
  • Grand Duke Wilfred
  • King Derwin of Didd & King’s Magicians
  • Nadd
  • Royal Coachman
  • Sir Alaric, keeper of the King’s Records & Sir Snipps
  • Yeoman of the Bowmen

List of Characters From And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street

  • Aldermen
  • Dad
  • Marco & the Mayor
  • Sergeant Mulvaney

List of Characters From Bartholomew and the Oobleck

  • Bell ringer
  • Captain of the Guards
  • Bartholomew Cubbins
  • King Derwin of Didd & Kings Magicians
  • Royal Cook, Royal Fiddlers, Royal Laundress & Royal Trumpeter

List of Characters From The Butter Battle Book

  • Chief Yookeroo
  • Daniel, the Kick-a-Poo Spaniel
  • Grandpa
  • Right-Side-Up Song Girls
  • Vanitch
  • Yooks & Yookie-Ann Sue
  • Zooks

List of Characters From The Cat in the Hat

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Fish
  • Sally
  • Thing One & Thing Two

List of Characters From The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Little Cats A-Z
  • Sally
  • Mother

List of Characters From The Cat in the Hat Song Book

  • Benjamin Bicklebaum
  • Fredric Futzenfall
  • Sally Spingel Spugel Sporn
  • Uncle Terwilliger
  • Waldo Wilberforce

List of Characters From Dr. Seuss’s Character, Fiffer-Feffer-Feff Dr. Seuss’s ABC

  • Aunt Annie
  • David Donald Doo
  • Fiffer-feffer-feff
  • icabod
  • Jerry Jordan
  • Nixie Knox
  • Little Lola Lopp
  • Oscar
  • Peter Pepper & Papa
  • Queen of Quincy
  • Rosy Robin Ross
  • Silly Sammy Slick
  • Uncle Ubb & Vera Violet Vinn
  • Willy Waterloo, Waldo Woo & Warren Wiggins
  • Yoland Yorgenson
  • Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz

List of Characters From Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

  • Biffer-Baum Birds & Bumble-Tub Club
  • Chippendale Mupp, Collapsible Frink & Curious Crandalls
  • Foona-Lagoona Baboona
  • Herk-Heimer Sisters, Hinkle-Horn Honkers & Hopp-Soup-Snoop Group
  • ichabod
  • Jedd
  • Mr. Knox and Mrs. J. Carmichael
  • Snorter McPhail and His Snore-a-Snort Band
  • Jo & Mo Red-Zoff
  • Van Vleck

List of Characters From The Foot Book

  • Foot & Feet

List of Characters From Fox in Socks

  • Ben & Bim
  • Fox
  • Goo-Goose
  • Knox
  • Luke Luck
  • Slow Joe Crow & Sue

List of Characters From Green Eggs and Ham

  • Sam I Am

List of Characters From Happy Birthday to You!

  • Alice, a Hooded Klopfer
  • Birthday Honk-Honker
  • Diver Getz
  • Dr. Derring’s Singing Herrings
  • Cake cutters – Dutter and Dutter
  • Funicular Goats
  • Great Birthday Bird
  • Hippo-Heimers
  • Time-Telling Fish
  • Who-Bubs
  • Zammers

List of Characters From Hop on Pop

  • Dad
  • Ed
  • Jim
  • Mouse, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Brown & Mr. Black
  • Ned
  • Pat, Pop & Pup
  • Red
  • Ted & Thing
  • Will

List of Characters From Horton Hatches the Egg

List of Characters From Horton Hears a Who!

  • Horton the Elephant
  • Jo-Jo
  • Mayor of Who-Ville
  • Mrs. Kangaroo and child
  • Eagle – Vlad Vlad-i-koff
  • Wickersham Brothers

List of Characters From How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Grinch
  • Dog – Max
  • Little Cindy-Lou Who
  • Santa Claus

List of Characters From Hunches in Bunches

  • Better Hunch
  • Down Hunch
  • Four-Way Hunch
  • Happy Hunch & Homework Hunch
  • Munch Hunch
  • Real Tough Hunch
  • Sour Hunch, Spookish Hunch & Super Hunch
  • Up Hunch
  • Very Odd Hunch

List of Characters From I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories

  • The Glunk
  • Blooie, Chooie, Fooie, Kooie & Prooie Katz
  • Looie Katz, King of Katzen-Stein
  • Zooie Katzen-bein
  • Sister

List of Characters From I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

  • Foo-Foo the Snoo
  • Jake the Pillow Snake

List of Characters From I Wish that I had Duck Feet

  • Big Bill Brown
  • Dad
  • Mother & Miss Banks
  • Which-What-Who

List of Characters From I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

  • Quilligan Quail
  • General Genghis Kan Schmitz
  • Skrink & Skritz
  • Dr. Sam Snell

List of Characters From if I Ran the Circus

  • Blindfolded Bowman from Brigger-ba-Root & Bolster
  • Drum-tummied Snumm
  • Fibbel, Flummox & Foon
  • Grizzly-Ghastly
  • Harp-Twanging Snarp, Hoodwink & Huffle
  • Juggling Jott
  • Lurch
  • Morris McGurk & Mr. Sneelock
  • Nolster
  • Rolf the Walrus
  • Sir Beers, Sir Bopps, Sir Dawkins, Sir Hawkins, Sir Hector, Sir Jawks, Sir Jeers, Sir Vector, Soobrian Snipe, Spotted Atrocious
  • To-an-Fro Marchers & Through-horns-jumping Deer
  • Wily Walloo
  • Zoop-a-Zoop Troupe

List of Characters From if I Ran the Zoo

  • Bippo-No-Bungus & Bustard
  • Chuggs
  • Elephant-Cat
  • Deer
  • Fizz-ma-wizza-ma-dill & Flustard
  • Gasket, Gherkin, Gootch & Gusset
  • iota & it-Kutch
  • Joats
  • Lunks
  • Gerald McGrew
  • Natch, Nerd & Nerkle
  • Mulligatawny
  • Obsk
  • Preep & Proo
  • Russian Palooski
  • Seersucker
  • Thwerll, Tick-tack-toe & Tufted Mazurka
  • What-do-you-know

List of Characters From The King’s Stilts

  • Chief-in-charge-of-fish
  • Eric
  • King Birtram
  • Lord Droon
  • Birds – Nizzards
  • Patrol Cats

List of Characters From The Lorax

  • Brown Bar-ba-loots
  • Humming-Fish
  • Lorax
  • The Once-ler
  • Swomee-Swans

List of Characters From Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

  • Marvin K. Mooney

List of Characters From McElligot’s Pool

List of Characters From Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

  • Mr. Brown

List of Characters From Oh Say Can You Say?

  • Pinner Blinn & Pete Briggs
  • Soapy Cooper
  • Dinn
  • East Beast & West Beast
  • Finney, Fred & Fritz
  • Fuddnudler Brothers
  • Glotz & Grox
  • Hooey, a Parrot
  • Klotz
  • Schanck & Skipper Zipp
  • Gretchen von Schwinn

List of Characters From Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

  • You

List of Characters From Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

  • Beft & Bloogs
  • Guff
  • Jibboo
  • Kitty O’Sullivan Krauss
  • Peter the Postman
  • Rink-Rinker-Fink
  • Snuvs
  • Vipper of Vipp
  • Zong

List of Characters From On Beyond Zebra

  • Floob-Boober-Bab-Boober Bubs & Flunnel
  • Glikker
  • Humpf-Humpf-a-Dumpfer
  • itch-a-pods
  • Jogg-oons
  • Miss Fuddle-dee-Duddle
  • Nazzim of Bazzim & Nutch
  • Conrad Cornelius O’Donald O’Dell
  • Quandary
  • Sneedle & Spazzim
  • Thadners
  • Umbus
  • Vrooms
  • Wumbus
  • Yekko & Yuzz-a-ma-Tuzz
  • Zatz-it

List of Characters From One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

  • Clark
  • Fish
  • Gack & Gox
  • ish
  • Joe
  • Mike & Mr. Gump
  • Ned & Nook
  • Wump
  • Ying, Yink & Yop
  • Zans, Zeds & Zeep

List of Characters From Scrambled Eggs Super!

  • Beagle-Beaked-Bald-Headed Grinch & Bombastic Aghast
  • Dawf
  • Flannel-Wing Jay
  • Grice & Grickily Gractus
  • Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka-Schnopp
  • Peter T. Hooper
  • Jill-ikka-Jast
  • Kweet & Kwigger
  • Lass-a-Jack, Liz & Long-Legger Kwong
  • Mop-Noodled Finch, Moth-Watching Sneth & Mt. Strookoo Cuckoo
  • Natch
  • Pelf
  • Ruffle-Necked Sala-ma-goox
  • Shade-Roosting Quail, Single-File Zummzian Zuks, South-West-Facing Cranes, Spritz & Stroodel
  • Tizzle-Topped Grouse, Tizzy & Twiddler Owl
  • Wogs
  • Ziff & Zuff

List of Characters From The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

  • Blogg
  • George

List of Characters From The Sneetches and Other Stories

  • Sylvester McMonkey McBean
  • Dave McCave & Mrs. McCave
  • North-Going Zax & South-Going Zax
  • Plain-Belly Sneetches & Star-Belly Sneetches
  • Sneetches
  • Zax

List of Characters From Ten Apples Up On Top

  • Although, the names are not mentioned the Dr. Seuss characters in the book are a Lion, A Spotted Dog, A Tiger, A family of Bears, & Spotted Birds

List of Characters From There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!

  • Bellar & Bofa
  • Dellar
  • Findow
  • Geeling, Gellar & Ghair
  • Jertain
  • Nellar, Nink, Nooth Grush, Nupboard, Nureau & Nook Gase
  • Quimney
  • Tellar
  • Vug
  • Wasket, Wellar, Wocket & Woset
  • Yeps, Yot & Yottle
  • Zable, Zall, Zamp, Zelf, Zellar, Zillow, Zlock & Zower

List of Characters From Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

  • Bingle Bug
  • Herman the squirrel
  • Thidwick the Moose & Tree-Spider
  • Zinn-a-Zu Bird

List of Characters From The Tooth Book

  • Billy Billings
  • Donald Driscoll Drew
  • Hilda Hen
  • Jellyfish – Jimbo Jones
  • Katy Klopps
  • Mike McCobb & Mr. Glotz
  • Pam the clam
  • Quincy Queek
  • Ruthie
  • Simon Sneath the Snail & Smiling Sam the Crocodile

List of Characters From Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

  • Dake
  • Gertrude McFuzz
  • Lolla-Lee-Lou
  • Mack the Turtle
  • Yertle the Turtle

List of Characters From You’re Only Old Once!

  • Dr. Ballew & Dr. Blinn
  • Dr. Diller & Dr. Drew
  • Dr. Fitzgerald, Dr. Fitzpatrick, Dr. Fitzsimmons & Dr. Fonz
  • Dr. Ginns
  • Dr. McGrew, Dr. McGuire & Dr. McPherson
  • Dr. Pollen
  • Dr. Schmidt, Dr. Sinatra, Dr. Smoot, Dr. Spreckles, & Dr. Sylvester
  • Dr. Timpkins & Dr. Tompkins
  • Dr. Van Ness & Dr. Von Eiffel
  • Miss Becker
  • Norval
  • Ogler
  • Quiz-Docs
  • Whelden the Wheeler
  • Von Crandall

Resources about Dr. Seuss

Seussville.com Part of the Random House Children’s Books Family of Sites
More Information about Dr. Seuss
UCSD.edu The Dr. Seuss Collection