The wife of Dr. Seuss, she wrote her own popular titles, including Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday? and I Was Kissed by a Seal at the Zoo. She committed suicide in the late 1960s following a long illness.
She graduated from Wellesley College in 1920. Several years later, she met her future husband at Oxford University, where both were students.
She took her husband's poem, Gustav the Goldfish, and made it into a full-length book.
She remained madly in love with Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) throughout her marriage. In the last years of her illness, she watched her husband fall in love with Audrey Stone Dimond and may have committed suicide partially to allow him to be with her.
Among the strangest narrators of Helen Palmer Geisel's husband's books, the horror actor Boris Karloff gave annual readings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.