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Dr. Seuss

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Writing and illustrating a variety of children’s picture books as Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2nd, 1904. While at Dartmouth College, Geisel worked on the magazine Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern and then attended Lincoln College in Oxford to earn his Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature. While he did not earn the degree, he married Helen Palmer and came back to the United States. He worked as a cartoonist and writer for several magazines like LIFE and Vanity Fair. One of his cartoons was published under his name in The Saturday Evening Post. As a result of this, Geisel earned a staff position for the New York weekly Judge where he spent 15 years working in the advertising department for Standard Oil. He became famous throughout the United States because of his advertisement for Flit, an insecticide. Welcome to the World of Theodor Seuss Geisel Diona Emmanuel Image taken from: http://www.sockitmama.com/2012/03/02/dr-seuss-is-good-for-autism-says-me/ Biographical Information Images taken from: http://thebeerbarrel.net/threads/when-the-wild-imagination-of-dr-seuss-fueled-big-oil.15320/ Viking Press then requested Geisel to provide illustrations for a book called Boners, which was not widely popular. He then wrote And to Think That I Saw It on Mullberry Street which was rejected close to 30 times before being published in 1937. Image taken from: http://librisnotes.blogspot.com/2012/03/dr-seuss.html When World War II began, Geisel provided about 400 political cartoons to the liberal PM Magazine and then served in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army where he helped make animated training films with Private Snafu and drew propaganda posters for the War Production Board. He also helped create animated training films. Image taken from: http://mikechasar.blogspot.com/2010/10/private-snafu.html After the war, Geisel and Helen moved to California where Geisel focused on his writing. He wrote several children’s books including Horton Hears a Who! and If I Ran the Zoo. In 1954, LIFE magazine criticized the reading levels of children prompting Houghton Mifflin and Random House to request Geisel’s help in developing a book with over 200 vocab words. The Cat in the Hat was then published in 1957, and its success made Geisel one of the most famous and celebrated children’s authors. Geisel continued to write books using a simple style that incorporated a variety of words. Some books included How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Green Eggs and Ham. Cartoonist Chuck Jones helped spread Geisel’s work by helping make the animated film, “The Grinch.”

After Helen passed away, Geisel later married Audrey Stone Diamond, who became the president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. This American writer, cartoonist, illustrator, and poet died in California on September 24th, 1991.

The following video provides a documentary about Dr. Seuss

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Bio. True Story. (2013). Dr. Seuss Biography. Retrieved from: http://www.biography.com/people/dr-seuss-9479638?page=2 Highlights of Dr. Seuss’ Work in Children’s Books Dr. Seuss wrote several books that are famous. A few of the following are important because of the roles they have played in children’s literature.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat cemented his place in children’s literature. This is a story about a cat who changes a dull and rainy afternoon into a fun adventure. This is one of Geisel’s most important book because he was approached to write in order to help children learn how to read. Geisel used simple vocabulary and a writing style to help children hear, learn, and read close to 200 words. The following is the animated version of The Cat in the Hat (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jK6l1WJKUU). Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has become a famous graduation gift given to students who are beginning a new journey. Geisel talks about the roller-coaster of life with several highs and lows. The book is meant to encourage graduates that if they keep trying, they will eventually succeed. The following is the audiobook from the Listening Library (www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQRWeZy-S8Q). Image taken from: http://bleachervision.blogspot.com/2011/11/oh-places-youll-go.html Image taken from: http://frozenintime81.blogspot.com/2013/03/we-are-cat-in-hat.html Made into a few motion pictures, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the Grinch who hated Christmas and tried to take it away from the Whos This entertaining book talks about how a little girl is able to a mean Grinch truly understand the meaning of Christmas. The book also teaches that a person can change even if he or she has a heart that is two sizes too small. The following is a clip from the 2000 movie (www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8J-YmVs1j0). Image taken from: http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/02/08/universal-plans-animated-remake-of-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas/ The Lorax addresses the importance of protecting the environment. Horton Hears A Who tells the story of Horton the Elephant who protects a speck of dust with creatures on it. The book teaches that “a person’s a person, no matter how small” which emphasizes the important theme that any life is valuable no matter a person’s size, color, or beliefs. Both of these books were later turned into animated movies. The following are audiobooks (www.youtube.com/watch?v=soRbNlPbHEo; www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYBqpT4JDyU). Image taken from: http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/Games/CartoonsMoviesTV/Horton/Horton.htm Dr. Seuss was a man of many talents who wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books by the time he passed away. These books are found throughout the world and have been translated into over 15 languages. Geisel’s works have helped thousands of children learn how to read, and even enjoy reading for fun. These works have not only survived because of over 200 million published copies but also because his books have been turned into television shows, a Broadway musical, and a few major motion pictures. He has also received the Pulitzer Prize, the Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Regina Medal, two Emmy Awards, and two Academy Awards. A Lasting Impression: Inspiration Several inspirational quotes have also been provided by Dr. Seuss’s works including: Image taken from: http://firstgradebloomabilities.blogspot.com/2012/02/dr-seuss-quotes.html Image taken from: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/dr.%20seuss%20quote Image taken from: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94517418/dr-seuss-lorax-a-persons-a-personquote And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1937)
The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938)
The King's Stilts (1939)
Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
McElligot's Pool (1947)
Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
Bartholomew And The Oobleck (1949)
If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
Horton Hears A Who! (1954)
On Beyond Zebra (1955)
If I Ran The Circus (1956)
The Cat in the Hat (1957)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories (1958)
The Cat In The Hat Comes Back! (1958) Happy Birthday To You! (1959)
Green Eggs And Ham (1960)
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
The Sneetches And Other Stories (1961)
Dr Seuss' Sleep Book (1962)
Dr Seuss' ABC (1963)
Hop on Pop (1963)
Fox In Socks (1965)
I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew (1965)
The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
The Foot Book (1968)
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! And Other Stories (1969)
My Book About Me (1969)
I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970) The Lorax (1971)
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
The Shape Of Me And Other Stuff (1973)
Great Day For Up (1974)
There's a Wocket in my Pocket! (1974)
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978)
Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
Hunches In Bunches (1982)
The Butter Battle Book (1984)
You're Only Old Once! (1986)
I am Not Going to Get Up Today (1987)
Oh, The Places You'll Go! (1990)
List taken from: http://www.best-books-for-kids.com/list-of-dr-seuss-books.html List of Works: Daisy-Head Mayzie (1994)
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss (1995)
My Many Colored Days (1996)
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) You’re Only Old Once: A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)
Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor (1997) Some works based on quotes and advice from Dr. Seuss include: Some works incorporating Geisel’s sketches and notes that were published posthumously include: “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” (2003)
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966; 2000)
“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!” (2008)
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (2012) Major Motion Pictures: Image taken from: http://www.seussdude.com/list-movies.html Bio. True Story. (2013). Dr. Seuss Biography. Retrieved from:

Cohen, C.D. (2004). The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing but the Seuss: A Visual
Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel. NY: Random House Books.

Dr. Seuss National Memorial. (2004). Retrieved from:

“Dr. Seuss’ Rhymes and Reasons Documentary.” Retrieved from:

Minear, R. (2001). Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of
Theodor Seuss Geisel. New P.

Morgan, J. and N. Morgan. (1996). Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography. NY: Random

Pease, D.E. (2010). Theodor SEUSS Geisel: Lives and Legacies. US: Oxford University P. Resources About Dr. Seuss/Theodor Geisel: Supportive Materials: “Seussville” is an interactive website that provides information about Dr. Seuss, his books and characters, video clips, games and activities, news updates, and information or resources for educators and parents. To access the website, please go to: http://www.seussville.com/#/books.

PBS Kids’ “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” is an interactive website that provides games, printable handouts, videos of the PBS television show, photos, puzzles, and Cat’s Math Safari that can be used by children, parents, and adults. To access the website, please go to: http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/index.html. Image taken from: http://questgarden.com/76/57/9/090215074704/process.htm THANK YOU FOR TAKING A
TOUR OF SEUSSVILLE! Best-Books-for-Kids. (2013). List of Dr. Seuss Books. Retrieved from: http://www.best-books-for-kids.com/list-of-dr-seuss-books.html.

Bio. True Story. (2013). Dr. Seuss Biography. Retrieved from: http://www.biography.com/people/dr-seuss-9479638?page=2.

Dr. Seuss. (1957). The Cat in the Hat. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/

Dr. Seuss. (1971). The Lorax. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/

Dr. Seuss. (1954). Horton Hears A Who. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/

Dr. Seuss. (1990). Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/

“Dr. Seuss’ Rhymes and Reasons Documentary.” Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/

Morgan, J. and N. Morgan. (1996). Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography. NY: Random House.

MovieClips. (2011). His Heart Grows Three Sizes Bigger [Video File]. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/

Pease, D.E. (2010). Theodor SEUSS Geisel: Lives and Legacies. US: Oxford University P. References:
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