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Janet Pascal lives in New York, New York. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 820L (What's this?)
  • Series: Who Was...?
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Original edition (July 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448455854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448455853
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My boys and I usually enjoy books from the "Who Was" series. I was quite surprised, and very disappointed, to discover the author chose to include the fact that Theodore Geisel wrote a book "for grown-ups and was full of pictures of naked ladies." I don't feel it added anything of value to this book and think it was inappropriate to include this information in a book aimed at elementary-aged children. It certainly could have been omitted without affecting this biography.
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This is a chapter book. I didn't know that when I bought it. I assumed it was a picture book. It's a very wordy and picture-less book. The content is great, but not awesome for reading to first graders. If you are looking for a read-aloud, this isn't going to be the best option. If you are genuinely curious about Dr. Seuss, this is your book.
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Just wondering why the author felt compelled to reveal in a book for children that Dr. Seuss got his start drawing nude women for an "adult magazine".
Quite inappropriate in my opinion ----even my young grandchildren thought so without my having to prompt them.
Nine year old granddaughter reading aloud in the car : "Drew naked ladies of Godiva........for a magazine."
Six year old grandson : "That is not right. Naked ladies need their piracy [sic]."
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My son had to do a 5th grad project on someone who influenced American history. This was a perfect choice! The book was fun and informative and easy for him to read. Even I learned alot about Dr. Seuss from reading the book.
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Love these books. My son, who is 9 has been reading them for a little over a year now and this book is wonderful. I must say that this one is not one of his favorites. He is a history junkey, lol. He so far seems to love the Jackie Robinson, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E Lee, What is the world series the best as a 8 and 9 year old.

I also read these to him in the evenings and I really enjoy them as a 40 year old father. I have learned so much from them as well. Sometimes I read them before or after my son in order to have an educated discussion with him about the subject of the book. I really also get alot out of them as well.
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Book review by Yishai from Israel.
Who was Dr. Seuss?
By- Janet B. Pascal
This book biography is about Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss. Theodor was the best illustrator of books for kids.
His biggest hit was "The Cat in the Hat". All the world grabbed it of the shelves.
His other good book is "And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street". That was a good book too.
I think the 2nd to best book is the book "Horton Hears a Who" it's about an elephant named Horton that hears a voice that comes out a mayor of a city of whos. Horton tries to save the whos from death.
Dr. Seuss got the Best Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Seuss went to learn at Oxford University. There he met Helen Palmer. They came back to the U.S.A., and they married a few months after. He worked as an advertisements illustrator.
Dr. Seuss was against the Nazis all the time of the "World War Two". That's the reason he enlisted in the army, to go out against the Nazis.
Dr. Seuss joined the United States Army to the Motion Picture Unit. That unit made movies to train the new soldiers.
Dr. Seuss's wife passed away and he married again. Sadly, the 2nd wife wasn't as good as Helen Palmer who he loved.
In 1991 Dr. Seuss passed away at the age of eighty seven. He will always be in our hearts.

If you want to know more, just read the book!!!!!!
P.S. There's another good book that is called "One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish". The book is about opposites (antonyms).
Dr. Seuss published the book "Green Eggs and Ham". That's a good book too. I read it a few times and was really good (I mean when I was young). That book is about a creature called Sam that doesn't like green eggs and ham. Dr. Seuss brought some situations but Sam said: "No I don't like, Sam-I-am". At the end he said: "I will try them. You will see." So after all Sam did like green eggs and ham.
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By Kristin G on December 29, 2012
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I really Enjoyed this book. It has more fun facts and information about Dr. Seuss then all of the websites i found about him.
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Again, one of my favorite "Who Was" series. My grandchildren have most of Dr. Seuss' books, and now they can learn about the talented man who created them. Having the information about the author enriches the books, and I will continue to order this series of books for my family.
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