Dr.Seuss real name Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, a political cartoonist, and animator. He is quite known for his work, and illustration for more than 60 books under the name the Dr.Seuss.
His work involved many of children’s most popular books of all time. Which were selling 600 million copies and were translated into 20 languages by the time of his death.
He was born on 2 March 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Geisel was married to Helen Palmer they got married in 1927 till 1976 when she commited suicide and Geisel remarried to Audrey Stone Dimond in 1968. Geisel didn’t have any kids.
Dr.Seuss Cat In The Hat
Is a children book first published in 1957. It involves a tall anthropomorphic cat who wears a red and white striped hat and a red bow tie. It was published on 12th March 1957.
Geisel adopted the name Dr.Seuss at Dartmouth College as an undergraduate and also a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford and he left Oxford in 1927 to begin his career. He immediately began submitting writing and Drawings to magazines, book publishers. He made use of his time in Europe where he pitched a series of cartoons called Eminent Europeans to Life Magazines. He later moved to New York. He later accepted a job as writer and illustrator at the humor magazine Judge. His first cartoon for judge appeared on October 22nd, 1928.
He later got into advertising after the wife the advertising executive saw his cartoon. His adverts made him wealthier than his Dartmouth classmates. His advertisements led to him to get other markets like Standard Oil Products, Ford Motor Company, NBC Radio Network.
As the 2nd World War began Geisel turned to political which he published as Dr.Seuss Goes To War In 1943 he joined the Army as Captain and become the Commander of the Animation Department of the first motion picture unit where he wrote films like Your Job in Germany. After the war, he returned with his wife to La Jolla, Califonia where he began writing children’s books. He published most of his books through Random House and William Collins, Sons internationally. He wrote favorites among the children such as If I Ran The Zoo, Horton Hears Who and The Cat In the Hat. He received many awards in his career but he didn’t win the Caldecott Medal nor the Newbery Medal. He also wrote the musical and fantasy film The 5000 Fingers of Dr.T. Which wasn’t received very well by the cinemas as it wasn’t a success and financial disaster. This later Geisel not attempt another movie. in May 1954 William Spaulding whose the director of the education division challenged Geisel to write a book children can’t put down.Nine months later Geisel finished The Cat In Hat which received international success. 1956 he was awarded an honorary doctorate.
Dr.Seuss The Lorax
Dr. Seuss First Book
Geisel published his first book in 1937 titled, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street
He died of Oral Cancer on 24th September 1991 at his home in La Jolla at the age of 87 years.