Teachers, children, parents, and grandparents celebrate Dr. Seuss and his books (and children's literature) the first week of March. Thank you Dr. Seuss for bringing such fun to children's books. Here is the rest of the Dr. Seuss Biography (continued from Barnes and Noble website. Please note special insights and tidbits at the end):
Geisel faced another challenge in 1974, when his friend Art Buchwald dared him to write a political book. Geisel picked up a copy of Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! and a pen, crossed out each mention of the name 'Marvin K. Mooney,' and replaced it with 'Richard M. Nixon.' Buchwald reprinted the results in his syndicated column. Nine days later, President Nixon announced his resignation.
The American Heritage Dictionary says the word 'nerd' first appeared in print in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo:
'And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo
And bring back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo
A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!'
The word 'grinch,' after the title character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is defined in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as a killjoy or spoilsport."