“My shoe is off. My foot is cold. I have a bird I like to hold.”
You may know the ridiculous rhyming world of Dr. Seuss…
But do you know the political cartoons, personal paintings, practical jokes and real life of Theodor S. Geisel (b. March 2, 1904)?
Now you will:
by Janet Pascal; illustrated by Nancy Harrison
Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid, threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats, and even donned quirky hats himself when thinking up ideas for books – like his classic “The Cat in the Hat.”
by Richard H. Minear
Few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents “a provocative history of wartime politics.”)
by Judith & Neil Morgan
This witty and charming biography is full of wry Seussian limericks and interesting anecdotes, including his failed invention of an Infantograph and the mad pranks Seuss played on rival artists.
with an introduction by Maurice Sendak
Fabulous and whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never before shown to the public, will enchant and amaze you.
Edited and with an introduction by Richard Marschall
Here’s college humor at its best: sheer silliness, outrageous characters, and fine writing. Marschall’s introduction offers a background on Seuss’s development as a writer, as well as a glimpse at college humor of the 1920s and 30s.
by Donald E. Pease
A nuanced look at Geisel’s boyhood, citing real-life objects and events that influenced his later works. This succinct, thoroughly researched, and engaging introduction to Seuss’s life is illustrated with photos and nicely reproduced artwork.