Sunday, December 2, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about Dr. Seuss

Today one of our regulars asked how many books Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) had written. This turned out to be a surprisingly difficult question. I spent 30-45 minutes taking a leisurely look around various websites and databases and concluded that he wrote 44 books for children and in  the neighborhood of 55 total. I also came across an interesting and heart-warming fact: When asked what he considered his greatest work, Geisel said that it was "not a book or an illustration, but the Lion Wading Pool at Wild Animal Park in San Diego, which he donated in 1973."

1 comment:

  1. Do you know whether his wife is still publishing books under his name? She seems to have started cashing in on him as soon as he died.