November 13, 2008

Would you, Could you in the blanks?

books born
Massachusetts different

Dr. Seuss is the pen name of Theodore Seuss Geisel. He was __________________ on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, ________________________, USA. His father was a ____________________________.
Geisel went to Dartmouth __________________ in New Hampshire. After graduating in 1925, he went to Oxford University, in England, where he met his wife, Helen Palmer (they were __________________ in 1927).
Back in the USA, Geisel published cartoons for a humour magazine and got a job creating ads for an insecticide company. His ads for a product called "Flit" soon became famous. In 1936, he wrote his first book, "To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." It was rejected by dozens of __________________, but was finally published in 1937.
During World War 2, Geisel wrote documentaries for the __________________. In 1951, after the war, his writing for the short cartoon movie, "Gerald McBoing-Boing," won an Oscar.
In 1955, Seuss wrote "The __________________ in the Hat," using only 220 different words. He wrote the book after reading a ______________________ article that stated that children's books were __________________. His book was a tremendous success.
In 1960, a friend of Dr. Seuss' bet him that he couldn't write a book using only 50 ______________________ words. He did, writing "Green Eggs and __________________." It was his most popular book.
Dr. Seuss wrote about 50 children's __________________. His last one, published in 1990, was "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" He_________________ on September 24, 1991.

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