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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 to German immigrants. His father owned a very successful brewery in Springfield, Massachusetts. As a child, his favorite pastime was to go to the zoo with his family every Sunday. He was so good at drawing animals, that his father bought him a sketchbook that he added to every weekend, and his mom allowed him to paint on the walls of his bedroom. His animals always looked like caricatures, and from a young age, they could tell that he had a whimsical imagination. After prohibition in the 1920’s, his father could no longer run the brewery, and actually chose to become the head of the Springfield Zoo instead. Ted Geisel could now go to the zoo and sketch the animals as often as he wanted, and he continued to do so for the rest of his life.