Answer to Dr. Seuss Trivia Question

Yesterday we asked the following trivia question about Dr. Seuss:

“Which Dr. Seuss book used just 220 words?”

The correct answer, according to Don’t Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis is The Cat in the Hat, which was written in response to 1954 reports of poor reading in America.

According to Common Knowledge, the classic Green Eggs and Ham was written using only 47 words that were arranged and re-arranged in different patterns.

And that, my friends, is your Dr. Seuss trivia lesson for today. I’m glad I decided to talk about one of our most famous local children’s authors. I hope you enjoyed these posts.

Dr. Seuss Trivia from Don’t Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis

I had the chance to read Don’t Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis in 2008. You can read the review here.

Dr. Seuss was featured on Page 45. Here is a trivia question from that book:

“Which Dr. Seuss book used just 220 words?”

Do you care to take a guess?  You won’t win anything but at least you’ll have a bit of Dr. Seuss trivia to share with your friends.

We’ll share the answer tomorrow.

Don't Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis

don't know much about anything elseClara Barton, West Point, the Gulf War, Labor Day, trains, mosquitoes, the Kentucky Derby, The Wizard of Oz and the Girl Scouts. What do these things all have in common?

These people, places, things and many more can be found in Kenneth C. Davis’s latest book, Don’t Know Much About Anything Else.

Davis makes learning fun for people of all ages. Broken down into nine different sections, the author brings you along on an enjoyable adventure to learn more about the people, places, and things you have read about in school or in books. Each topic begins with a brief introduction and is followed with a short series of questions whose answers you’ll find on the next page. Living only 15 minutes from Thedor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel’s childhood home, I was thrilled to see a page dedicated to this famous children’s author. (Check out Page 45)

A fun, easy and interesting way to learn more about the world we live in and the people who have made a difference. Teachers could use this book to encourage a love of learning in young people and readers will enjoy testing their family and friends about what they know. There’s only one problem with this book–it’s addicting.

I can’t wait until Davis comes out with another Don’t Know Much About title.


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  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks 
  • ISBN-10: 0061562327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061562327
  • SRP:  $14.95