All The Facts You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

Seuss Didn’t See Eye-to-eye With Kids

Dr. Seuss’ widow Audrey once said that Seuss was afraid of children. She said he would ask, “What might they do next? What might they ask next?” She added, “He couldn’t just sit down on the floor and play with them.” That’s an unusual reaction to the audience he caters to.

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In some cases, they say opposites attract. Perhaps his discomfort with children is attributed to his beautiful writing for them. Seuss is also quoted saying, “You have ‘em, I’ll amuse ‘em.”