The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr Seuss


Today we shared a Picture Book that tells the story of the first 22 years of Dr Seuss’ life.  It is the first picture book biography of Dr Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick.  The animals in the zoo that his father ran and his fondness for drawing them, the injustices he suffered as the child of German immigrants and his inhrent sense of humour all fed into the imagination of this boy.  He was a square peg in a round hole until he found that he could make a living doing exactly what he pleased – doodling and writing funny things about the world as he saw it.

The grade twos were facinated by this book and couldn’t quite believe that the young boy in the story, who was voted ‘most likely to fail’ by his peers,  ended up being one of the most loved and celebrated authors of our time.

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