Who Was Dr. Seuss?
Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books- like his classic The Cat in the Hat. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler (Step into Reading)
A Biography about Theodor Geisel and his transformation from a doodler into the beloved Dr. Seuss. Little Ted Geisel always had a sketchpad and pencil in hand. He was a Boy Scout with a penchant for creating zany creatures. He grew up with a love of books and words from his mother, and his inventor father spawned a wildly imaginative and perfectionist side. It’s no wonder that these qualities led to the beloved work of Dr. Seuss, the Great Doodler. Follow his career as an ad man, political cartoonist, creator of forty-five indelible children’s books, and Pulitzer Prize winner. Not bad for a lifelong doodler! Includes fun facts and several of Dr. Seuss’s original sketches and artwork!
Who Was Walt Disney?
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.This book is not authorized, licensed or endorsed by the Walt Disney Company or any affiliate.
The Life of Dr. Seuss: A Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel Just for Kids!
He was one of the most brilliant men in the world. His books inspired millions of lives. But who was he really? This book, just for kids, will look at his childhood, education, marriage and work to see what made him who he was! KidLit-o is a leading electronic publisher in children’s books; each month, it publishes several history, science and language arts books.
What Was I Scared Of? 10th Anniversary Edition: A Glow-in-the Dark Encounter (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss in a glowing new format!What were we waiting for? We’ve taken the classic Dr. Seuss short story What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches and Other Stories), added glow-in-the-dark ink, and created the ultimate just-slightly-spooky read for slumber parties and perusal by flashlight! Perfect for Halloween, this splendidly silly story about a narrator terrorized by an empty pair of pants (which happens to be equally terrified of the narrator) works perfectly well the rest of the year, too, delivering a timeless message about fear and tolerance to boot. Scaredy-pants of all ages will quiver with delight!
Who Was Steve Jobs?
Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success and inspired the best and the brightest to come with him and “change the world.”
Who Was Jim Henson?
Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read biography will be published twenty years after Henson's untimely death.
Who Is Dr. Seuss?
This book is suitable for children ages 3-8. Written by an educator, the book tells the story of how Theodor Geisel became Dr. Seuss and why we celebrate his birthday for Read Across America Day. "With a quick delivery of facts and the whimsical, child-friendly illustrations and rhymes, this is an excellent choice for Seuss-centered storytimes and celebrations." -- Kirkus Reviews "With a few sentences on each page, this book of rhyming text and colorful illustrations will bring Dr. Seuss to life in every child's mind. Theodor Seuss Geisel would be proud. Every library shelf should give a permanent home to this enjoyable biography." -- Barbara Wittwer, Diamond Valley Elementary Librarian
American Legends: The Life of Dr. Seuss
*Includes pictures of Dr. Seuss and other important people in his life. *Includes some of his most colorful quotes. *Includes a Bibliography of books by and about Dr. Seuss. “Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.” – Dr. Seuss A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In the United States, March 2 has been designated “Read Across America Day”, and the date of that commemoration is due to the fact that Ted Geisel was born on that day in 1904. Few Americans are familiar with that name, but as kids everyone comes across the books he wrote under the famous pseudonym Dr. Seuss. Believing that fantasy “is a necessary ingredient for living”, Geisel was attracted to writing humorous stories from a young age, even as a contributor to Dartmouth’s humor magazine. During the first 30 years of his life, he wrote humorous short stories, articles, an...
The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss: The Life and Work of Theodor Geisel
The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss is the first major personal and literary biography of theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. It describes the origins of the rhyme scheme he used for many of his books; his views of international justice; the morals for children in his books; why parents are seldom seen in Dr. Seuss books and finally, among fabulouse facts and fanciful fables, how and why Dr. Seuss eventually became an American icon.
Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was--?)
Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story? Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. Readers will learn about their childhoods in Liverpool, their first forays into rock music, what Beatlemania was like, and why they broke up. It's all here in an easy-to-read narrative with plenty of black-and-white illustrations!
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. There is also a timeline and a bibliography.Illustrated by Carrie Robbins.Cover illustration by Nancy Harrison.
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