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Dr. Theodor S. Geisel | Ted Geisel | Theodor S. Geisel | Theodor Seuss Geisel | Theodor Geisel | Theo LeSieg
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on how he created the Grinch] I was brushing my teeth on the morning of the 26th of last December when I noticed a very Grinch-ish countenance in the mirror. It was Seuss! So I wrote about my sour friend, the Grinch, to see if I could rediscover something about Christmas that obviously I'd lost.
Pictured on a USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamp, issued 2 march 2004 (100th anniversary of birth). The stamp also depicts six characters created by Seuss: the Cat in the Hat; the Grinch; the Glotz (or the identical Klotz) from the book "Oh Say Can You Say?" and three characters from the book "I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew," the Skritz, the unnamed "young fellow," and the Skrink.
He expresses his views in social and political issues in his own books (e.g. The Lorax, The Sneetches, The Butter Battle Book, Yertle the Turtle, The Grinch, & Horton Hears a Who).