The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing but the Seuss

The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing but the Seuss

A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel

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Explores the life and career of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, through an investigation of his early work, interviews, and writings.
This volume the life and career of children's books author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka "Dr. Suess" (1904-1991). Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. This work sets the stage for Seuss's work by discussing the time periods in which Seuss grew up and worked. The author There provides numerous examples of Seuss's work both in children's literature and advertising.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780375922480
Branch Call Number: 813.52 SEUSS-C
Characteristics: ix, 390 pages : illustrations


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Jul 20, 2010

Dr. Seuss is a household name. We all know that Horton heard a Who and that the Grinch stole Christmas. But did we know that Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) first penned cartoons for Dartmouth College?s literary magazines in the early 1920s? Are we familiar with Geisel?s advertisements for Flit bug spray? Thanks to Charles D. Cohen?s extensive biography, we are now. The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss offers a retrospective of Geisel?s life and art with a particular emphasis on his pre-children?s book days. Here we meet Geisel way back when he was a boy in rural Massachusetts, back when he was an ad man for Standard Oil and General Electric, back when he was a political cartoonist during World War II, back before he was Dr. Seuss. The whimsical animal-esque characters are present from day one, even if they are occasionally tempered by the commercial nature of his early work. And when the limits are lifted, watch out?richly reproduced examples of Geisel?s art cover the pages of this ?visual biography.? Cohen lets Geisel speak for himself as much as possible and excerpts from letters, interviews, and articles tell much of the artist?s story. What ultimately comes across, in all its absurd Seusssian glory, is the very real sense of a man whose creativity knew no bounds.

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