I'm not doing a biography on Dr. Seuss on this page because I've already done a short bio on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, which you can read here. Besides, I like little tidbits of interesting information and after a while learning what year someone was born and where they went to school just becomes more facts. So, here's a few things behind some of Seuss's most famous books. Many of these brain tidbits are pretty easy to come by but if you are like me and don't seek this information out you can now find it here easily just by being someone who likes my blog and books.
here. One funny thing I also found out about this book is that it used to contain a line that said, "I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Eerie", but after a number of years and the obvious success of the book, the Ohio Sea Grant Program wrote to Seuss, explaining the improving of conditions and imploring him to take the line out. Seuss agreed and it hasn't been in any editions since.
If I Ran The Zoo has the first recorded instance of the word "nerd". It was published in 1950. Look on the sign in the picture below:
That is all, friends. I just found a little on Seuss floating around the net that looked like it would be fun to share. And that's the way it happened.