Although not an official doctor, Theodor Seuss Geisel or otherwise known to everyone as Dr. Seuss, engages audiences around the world with his imaginative stories and creative characters he brings to life. Born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Ted attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and later Oxford University in England. After returning to the United States, he began to pursue a career as a cartoonist for the Saturday Evening Post. The majority of his work was devoted to advertising and creating ads for companies such as Standard Oil for over 15 years.
In the time of WWII, Ted also created political cartoons for PM Magazine and contributed to Frank Capra's training videos where he learned all about animation. Ted later decided to write and illustrate his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street. Although the book was rejected 27 times by publishers, he managed to finally publish it with Vanguard Press.
With the release of Cat in the Hat, Ted soon became a well known children's author.
At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Ted had written 44 childrens books. Many of his books have been translated in over 15 different languages with 200 million copies sold worldwide. His honours include two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
The Art of Dr. Seuss is currently on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas unit May 22, 2011.
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums in Missouri.
Dr. Seuss Touring Sculpture Garden
For children visit Seussville.com for fun interactive games and activities.
The Art of Dr. Seuss on Facebook.
Dr. Seuss Teaching Ideas
Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss to be published, April 7, 2011/CBC.ca