At work on a drawing of The Grinch for How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, in 1957. The Grinch, a cat-like figure is a popular cartoon character created by Dr How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known children's books by Dr
|Born||Theodor Seuss Geisel|
March 2, 1904
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||September 24, 1991 (aged 87)|
San Diego, California, United States
|Pen name||Dr. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Springfield' may refer to Springfield (toponym, the place name in general Springfield (The Simpsons, the fictional hometown The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a Pseudonym adopted by an Author or their publishers to conceal their identity Seuss, Theo. LeSieg, Rosetta Stone, Theophrastus Seuss|
|Occupation||Writer, cartoonist, animator|
|Notable work(s)||The Cat in the Hat|
Green Eggs and Ham
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
|Spouse(s)||Helen Palmer (1927–1967)|
Audrey Stone Dimond (1968–1991)
Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced /ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist, better known by his pen name, Dr. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction Children's literature is an age category of literature written for published for or marketed to Children roughly through age 12 The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known children's books by Dr One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 Children's book by Dr Helen Palmer Geisel ( September 11, 1899 - October 23, 1967) was an American actress and author and the wife of children's book writer Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes Seuss (often pronounced /ˈsuːs/, but he himself said /ˈsɔɪs/). He published over 48 children's books, which were often characterized by his imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of trisyllabic meter. Children's literature is an age category of literature written for published for or marketed to Children roughly through age 12 In verse, many meters use a foot as the basic unit in their description of the underlying rhythm of a poem His most notable books include the bestselling classics Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 Children's book by Dr His work has been adapted numerous times, including eleven television specials, three feature films, and a Broadway musical. A television special is a Television program, typically a Short film or Television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally In the Film industry, a feature film is a Film made for initial distribution in theaters and being the "main attraction" of the screening Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance.
Geisel also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York magazine. An advertising campaign is a series of Advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC Flit or FLIT is the brand name for an Insecticide with the primary active ingredient of Pyrethrum. Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing transporting refining and marketing company An editorial cartoon, also known as a political cartoon, is an illustration or Comic strip containing a political or Social message that usually PM was a leftist daily newspaper in New York City published by Ralph Ingersoll from June 1940 to June 1948, and bankrolled The City of New York During World War II, he joined the Army to work in an animation department of the Air Force, where he wrote Design for Death, a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. An air force, also known in some countries as an air army or historically an army air corps, is in the broadest sense the national military or armed service The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is among the most prestigious awards for Documentary films Controversies
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Henrietta Seuss and Theodor Robert Geisel, both of German descent. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on Springfield is a City in and the County seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as He had two sisters, Marnie and Henrietta. Henrietta died of pneumonia at 18 months old. He attended Fremont Intermediate School from age 12 to age 14. His father was a parks superintendent in charge of Forest Park (Springfield), a large park that included a zoo and was located three blocks from a library. Forest Park (735 acres on the banks of the Connecticut River in Springfield Massachusetts, is one of the largest Municipal parks in the United Both Geisel's father and grandfather were brewmasters in Springfield, which may have influenced his views on Prohibition. Prohibition of alcohol, often referred to simply as prohibition, also known as Noble Experiment, refers to a Sumptuary law which prohibits Alcohol As a freshman member of the Dartmouth College class of 1925, he became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U ΣΦΕ ( Sigma Phi Epsilon) commonly Nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male College students in the He also joined the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually rising to the rank of editor-in-chief. The Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern (also known as the Jacko) is a college humor magazine, founded at Dartmouth College in 1908 (He took over the post from his close friend, author Norman MacLean. Norman Fitzroy Maclean ( 23 December 1902 in Clarinda, Iowa &mdash 2 August 1990 in Chicago, Illinois ) However, after Geisel was caught throwing a drinking party (and thereby violating Prohibition laws), the school insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities. In order to continue his work on the Jack-O-Lantern without the administration's knowledge, Geisel began signing his work with the pen name "Seuss" (which was both his middle name and his mother's maiden name). His first work signed as "Dr. Seuss" appeared after he graduated, six months into his work for humor magazine The Judge where his weekly feature Birdsies and Beasties appeared. Judge was a weekly magazine published in the United States of America between 1881 and 1936 
The Seuss family pronounced their family name as Soice, to rhyme with voice, in line with the German pronunciation of eu (Geisel's maternal grandparents had emigrated from Germany). Alexander Liang, who served with Geisel on the staff of the Jack-O-Lantern and was later a professor at Dartmouth, illustrated this point. However, though Geisel himself has been quoted as saying that Seuss rhymes with voice, the name is often pronounced with an initial "s" sound and rhyming with "juice".  Geisel also used the pen name "Theo. LeSieg" (Geisel spelled backwards) for books he wrote but others illustrated.
He entered Lincoln College, Oxford, intending to earn a D.Phil in literature. Lincoln College (in full The College of the Blessed Mary and All Saints Lincoln) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter At Oxford he met his future wife Helen Palmer; he married her in 1927, and returned to the United States without earning the degree. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the Helen Palmer Geisel ( September 11, 1899 - October 23, 1967) was an American actress and author and the wife of children's book writer The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The "Dr. " in his pen name is an acknowledgment of his father's unfulfilled hopes that Geisel would earn a doctorate at Oxford.
He began submitting humorous articles and illustrations to Judge, The Saturday Evening Post, Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Judge was a weekly magazine published in the United States of America between 1881 and 1936 The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly Magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. Liberty was a general-interest weekly Magazine, originally priced at five cents and subtitled "A Weekly for Everybody One notable "Technocracy Number" made fun of the Technocracy movement and featured satirical rhymes at the expense of Frederick Soddy. Technocracy is a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in administrative or decision making control Frederick Soddy ( 2 September 1877 &ndash 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist. He became nationally famous from his advertisements for Flit, a common insecticide at the time. Flit or FLIT is the brand name for an Insecticide with the primary active ingredient of Pyrethrum. His slogan, "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" became a popular catchphrase. Geisel supported himself and his wife through the Great Depression by drawing advertising for General Electric, NBC, Standard Oil, and many other companies. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing transporting refining and marketing company He also wrote and drew a short-lived comic strip called Hejji in 1935. Hejji was a short-lived 1935 Comic strip, an early work and the only strip by prominent children's author Dr 
In 1937, while Geisel was returning from an ocean voyage to Europe, the rhythm of the ship's engines inspired the poem that became his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is a book written and illustrated by Dr Geisel wrote three more children's books before World War II (see list of works below), two of which are, atypically for him, in prose. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including For the Wikipedia guideline regarding editing articles see WikipediaManual of Style.
As World War II began, Geisel turned to political cartoons, drawing over 400 in two years as editorial cartoonist for the left-wing New York City daily newspaper, PM. The City of New York PM was a leftist daily newspaper in New York City published by Ralph Ingersoll from June 1940 to June 1948, and bankrolled Geisel's political cartoons, later published in Dr. Seuss Goes to War, opposed the viciousness of Hitler and Mussolini and were highly critical of isolationists, most notably Charles Lindbergh, who opposed American entry into the war. Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout One cartoon depicted all Japanese Americans as latent traitors or fifth-columnists, while at the same time other cartoons deplored the racism at home against Jews and blacks that harmed the war effort. are Americans of Japanese heritage Japanese Americans have historically been among the three largest Asian American communities but in recent decades have become the sixth largest group A fifth column is a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group to which it is expected to be loyal such as a Nation. His cartoons were strongly supportive of President Roosevelt's conduct of the war, combining the usual exhortations to ration and contribute to the war effort with frequent attacks on Congress (especially the Republican Party), parts of the press (such as the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune), and others for criticism of Roosevelt, criticism of aid to the Soviet Union, investigation of suspected Communists, and other offenses that he depicted as leading to disunity and helping the Nazis, intentionally or inadvertently. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 The Chicago Tribune is a major daily Newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and owned by the Tribune Company In 1942, Geisel turned his energies to direct support of the U. S. war effort. First, he worked drawing posters for the Treasury Department and the War Production Board. The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the Treasury of the United States government. The War Production Board ( WPB) was established as a government agency on January 16 1942 by executive order of Franklin D Then, in 1943, he joined the Army and was commander of the Animation Dept of the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces, where he wrote films that included Your Job in Germany, a 1945 propaganda film about peace in Europe after World War II, Design for Death, a study of Japanese culture that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1947, and the Private Snafu series of adult army training films. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. The First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU was the unofficial name for the 18th Air Force Base Unit of the United States Army Air Forces. The United States Army Air Forces ( USAAF) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II. The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over millenia from the country's prehistoric Jomon culture to its contemporary hybrid culture which combines influences from Asia The 20th Academy Awards spread awards around with no film receiving more than 3 awards the last time this would happen until the 78th Academy Awards. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Private Snafu is the title character of a series of black-and-white American instructional cartoon shorts produced between 1943 and 1945 during While in the Army, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. The Legion of Merit is a military decoration of the United States armed forces that is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding Geisel's non-military films from around this time were also well-received; Gerald McBoing-Boing won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Animated) in 1950. Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film produced by United Productions of America (UPA and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on January 25
Despite his numerous awards, Geisel never won the Caldecott Medal nor the Newbery. The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA to the author of the Three of his titles were chosen as Caldecott runners-up (now referred to as Caldecott Honor books): McElligot's Pool (1947), Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949), and If I Ran the Zoo (1950). McElligot's Pool (ISBN 978-0-39-480083-7 is a 1947 Children's book by Dr
After the war, Geisel and his wife moved to La Jolla, California. La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California Returning to children's books, he wrote what many consider to be his finest works, including such favorites as If I Ran the Zoo, (1950), Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953), On Beyond Zebra! (1955), If I Ran the Circus (1956), and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957). How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known children's books by Dr
At the same time, an important development occurred that influenced much of Geisel's later work. In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write or the ability to use Language to read, write, listen, Accordingly, Geisel's publisher made up a list of 400 words he felt were important and asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and write a book using only those words. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat. The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white This book was a tour de force—it retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works, but because of its simplified vocabulary could be read by beginning readers. A rumor exists, that in 1960, Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write an entire book using only fifty words. Bennett Alfred Cerf ( May 25, 1898 - August 27, 1971) was a publisher and co-founder of Random House, also known for his own compilations The result was supposedly Green Eggs and Ham. Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr The additional rumor that Cerf never paid Geisel the $50 has never been proven and is most likely untrue. These books achieved significant international success and remain very popular.
Geisel went on to write many other children's books, both in his new simplified-vocabulary manner (sold as "Beginner Books") and in his older, more elaborate style. Beginner Books is the Random House imprint for young children co-founded by Phyllis Cerf with Ted Geisel more often known as Dr In 1982 Geisel wrote "Hunches in Bunches". Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name The Beginner Books were not easy for Geisel, and reportedly he labored for months crafting them.
At various times Geisel also wrote books for adults that used the same style of verse and pictures: The Seven Lady Godivas; Oh, The Places You'll Go!; and You're Only Old Once. The Seven Lady Godivas The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family is a picture book of the tale of Lady Godiva, written and illustrated by Dr Oh the Places You'll Go! (ISBN 9780679805274 is the last book written and illustrated by children's author Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name
On October 23, 1967, during a very difficult illness, Geisel's wife, Helen Palmer Geisel, committed suicide. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Geisel married Audrey Stone Dimond on June 21, 1968. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Geisel himself died, following several years of illness, in La Jolla, California on September 24, 1991. La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar.
On December 1, 1995 UCSD's University Library Building was renamed Geisel Library in honor of Geisel and Audrey for the generous contributions they have made to the library and their devotion to improving literacy. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The University of California San Diego (popularly known as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public Research university in San Diego, California This entry is about the library at the University of California San Diego 
Geisel was frequently confused, by the US Postal Service among others, with Dr. Suess (Hans Suess), his contemporary living in the same locality, La Jolla. Hans Eduard Suess ( December 16, 1909 in Vienna - September 20, 1993) was an Austrian Physical chemist La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California Their names have been linked together posthumously: the personal papers of Hans Suess are housed in the Geisel Library at UC San Diego. This entry is about the library at the University of California San Diego The University of California San Diego (popularly known as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public Research university in San Diego, California 
In 2002, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden opened in his birthplace of Springfield, Massachusetts; it features sculptures of Geisel and of many of his characters. The Dr Seuss National Memorial is a Sculpture garden located at The Quadrangle in Springfield Massachusetts, honoring the American children's Springfield is a City in and the County seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver announced on May 28, 2008 that Geisel will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California. Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established with The California Museum for History Women and the Arts to honor legendary individuals The California Museum for History Women and the Arts – home of the California Hall of Fame – is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block The induction ceremony will take place December 10th and his widow, Audrey will accept the honor in his place.
Though he devoted most of his life to writing children's books, he never had any children himself.
Geisel's early political cartoons show a passionate opposition to fascism, and he urged Americans to oppose it, both before and after the entry of the United States into World War II. Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist and corporatist ideology In contrast, his cartoons tended to regard the fear of communism as overstated, finding the greater threat in the Dies Committee and those who threatened to cut America's "life line" to Stalin and Soviet Russia, the ones carrying "our war load". Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based The House Committee on Un-American Activities ( HUAC or HCUA 1938–1975 was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. )
Geisel's cartoons also called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust and denounced discrimination in America against black people and Jews, but he supported the Japanese American internment during World War II. The Holocaust (from the Greek el ''ὁλόκαυστον'' (el-Latn holókauston holos, "completely" and kaustos, "burnt" also known as The term black people usually refers to a racial group of Humans with dark Skin color, but the term has also been used to categorise a number of diverse PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Japanese American internment refers to the forcible relocation and Internment of approximately 110000 Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans to housing World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Geisel himself experienced anti-semitism: in his college days, he was refused entry into certain circles because of a misperception that he was Jewish. Geisel's racist treatment of the Japanese and of Japanese Americans, whom he often failed to differentiate between, has struck many readers as a moral blind spot.  On the issue of the Japanese he is quoted as saying:
But right now, when the Japs are planting their hatchets in our skulls, it seems like a hell of a time for us to smile and warble: "Brothers!" It is a rather flabby battle cry. If we want to win, we’ve got to kill Japs?, whether it depresses John Haynes Holmes or not. We can get palsy-walsy afterward with those that are left.—Theodor Geisel, quoted in Dr. Seuss Went to War, by Dr. Richard H. Minear
After the war, though, Seuss was able to end his feelings of animosity, using his book Horton Hears a Who as a parable for the American post-war occupation of Japan, as well as dedicating the book to a Japanese friend. Horton Hears a Who! is a 1954 book by Dr Seuss. It is the second Seuss book to feature Horton the Elephant, the first being Horton Hatches A parable is a brief succinct story in Prose or verse, that illustrates a Moral or Religious lesson At the end of World War II, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with contributions also from Australia, British 
In 1948, after living and working in Hollywood for years, Geisel moved to La Jolla, California. It is said that when he went to register to vote in La Jolla, some Republican friends called him over to where they were registering voters, but Geisel said, "You my friends are over there, but I am going over here [to the Democratic registration]. " Geisel had since been a lifelong Democrat. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party.
Many of Geisel's books express his views on a myriad of social and political issues:
Geisel wrote most of his books in anapestic tetrameter, a poetic meter also employed by many poets of the English literary canon. Anapestic tetrameter is a poetic meter that has four anapestic metrical feet per line In Poetry, the meter or metre is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse. This characteristic style of writing, which draws and pulls the reader into the text, is often suggested as one of the reasons that Geisel's writing was so well-received. 
Anapestic tetrameter consists of four rhythmic units, anapests, each composed of two weak beats followed by one strong beat; often, the first weak syllable is omitted, or an additional weak syllable is added at the end. An anapaest or anapest, also called antidactylus, is a Metrical foot used in formal Poetry. In Linguistics, syllable weight is the concept that syllables pattern together according to the number and/or duration of segments in the rime. An example of this meter can be found in Geisel's "Yertle the Turtle", from Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories:
Geisel generally maintained this meter quite strictly, until late in his career, when he no longer maintained strict rhythm in all lines. The consistency of his meter was one of his hallmarks; the many imitators and parodists of Geisel are often unable to write in strict anapestic tetrameter, or are unaware that they should, and thus sound clumsy in comparison. Imitation is an advanced Behavior whereby an individual observes and replicates another's A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject
Some books by Geisel that are written mainly in anapestic tetrameter also contain many lines written in amphibrachic tetrameter, such as these from If I Ran the Circus:
Geisel also wrote verse in trochaic tetrameter, an arrangement of four units of a strong followed by a weak beat (for example, the title of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Trochaic tetrameter is a meter in Poetry. It refers to a line of four trochaic feet. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 Children's book by Dr The formula for trochaic meter permits the final weak position in the line to be omitted, which facilitates the construction of rhymes.
Geisel generally maintained trochaic meter only for brief passages, and for longer stretches typically mixed it with iambic tetrameter, which consists of a weak beat followed by a strong, and is generally considered easier to write. Iambic tetrameter is a meter in Poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four iambic feet. Thus, for example, the magicians in Bartholomew and the Oobleck make their first appearance chanting in trochees (thus resembling the witches of Shakespeare's Macbeth):
then switch to iambs for the oobleck spell:
Geisel's earlier artwork often employed the shaded texture of pencil drawings or watercolors, but in children's books of the postwar period he generally employed the starker medium of pen and ink, normally using just black, white, and one or two colors. Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name A trochee or choree, choreus, is a Metrical foot used in formal Poetry. William Shakespeare ( baptised Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare 's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written some time between An iamb or iambus is a Metrical foot used in various types of Poetry. Later books such as The Lorax used more colors. The Lorax is a children's book, written by Dr Seuss and first published in 1971
Geisel's figures are often rounded and somewhat droopy. This is true, for instance, of the faces of the Grinch and of the Cat in the Hat. The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white It is also true of virtually all buildings and machinery that Geisel drew: although these objects abound in straight lines in real life, for buildings, this could be accomplished in part through choice of architecture. For machines, for example, If I Ran the Circus includes a droopy hoisting crane and a droopy steam calliope.
Geisel evidently enjoyed drawing architecturally elaborate objects. His endlessly varied (but never rectilinear) palaces, ramps, platforms, and free-standing stairways are among his most evocative creations. Geisel also drew elaborate imaginary machines, of which the Audio-Telly-O-Tally-O-Count, from Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, is one example. Dr Seuss's Sleep Book is a 1962 Children's book by Dr Seuss. The story begins with a small bug yawning Geisel also liked drawing outlandish arrangements of feathers or fur, for example, the 500th hat of Bartholomew Cubbins, the tail of Gertrude McFuzz, and the pet for girls who like to brush and comb, in One Fish Two Fish. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 Children's book by Dr
Geisel's images often convey motion vividly. He was fond of a sort of "voilà" gesture, in which the hand flips outward, spreading the fingers slightly backward with the thumb up; this is done by Ish, for instance, in One Fish Two Fish when he creates fish (who perform the gesture themselves with their fins), in the introduction of the various acts of If I Ran the Circus, and in the introduction of the Little Cats in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 Children's book by Dr The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white He was also fond of drawing hands with interlocked fingers, which looked as though the character was twiddling their thumbs.
Geisel also follows the cartoon tradition of showing motion with lines, for instance in the sweeping lines that accompany Sneelock's final dive in If I Ran the Circus. Cartoonist's lines are also used to illustrate the action of the senses (sight, smell, and hearing) in The Big Brag and even of thought, as in the moment when the Grinch conceives his awful idea.
Geisel's early work in advertising and editorial cartooning produced sketches that received more perfect realization later in the children's books. Often, the expressive use to which Geisel put an image later on was quite different from the original. 
Over the course of his long career, Geisel wrote over forty books; though most were published under his well-known pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, he also wrote over a dozen books as Theo. LeSieg, and one as Rosetta Stone. As one of the most popular children's authors of all time, Geisel's books have topped many bestseller lists, sold over 222 million copies, and been translated into more than 15 languages.  In 2000, Publishers Weekly compiled a list of the best-selling children's books of all time; of the top 100 hardcover books, 16 were written by Geisel, including Green Eggs and Ham, at number 4, The Cat in the Hat, at number 9, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, at number 13. This page provides lists of best-selling single-volume books book series authors, and children's books to date and in any language Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 Children's book by Dr  In various years after his death in 1991, several additional books were published based on his sketches and notes; these included Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! and Daisy-Head Mayzie. Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (ISBN 0-679-89008-4 is a children's book credited to Dr Daisy-Head Mayzie is a Children's book written by Dr Seuss, although he did not illustrate it nor was it published until 1995 after his death Though they were all published under the name Dr. Seuss, only My Many Colored Days, originally written in 1973, was entirely by Geisel. My Many Colored Days is a children's book written by Dr Seuss.
For most of his career, Geisel was reluctant to have his characters marketed in contexts outside of his own books. However, he did allow for the creation of several animated cartoons, an art form in which he himself had gained experience during the second World War, and gradually relaxed his policy as he aged. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
The first adaptation of one of Geisel's works was a cartoon version of Horton Hatches the Egg, animated at Warner Brothers in 1942. Horton Hatches the Egg is a children's book by Dr Seuss, first published in 1940. Directed by Robert Clampett, it was presented as part of the Looney Tunes series, and included a number of gags not present in the original narrative, including a fish committing suicide and an affinity by Horton for Katharine Hepburn. Robert Emerson "Bob" Clampett ( May 8 1913 &mdash May 4 1984) was an American Animator, producer Looney Tunes is a Warner Bros Animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969 Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12 1907 – June 29 2003 was an American actress of film television and stage
In 1966, Geisel authorized the eminent cartoon artist Chuck Jones, his friend and former colleague from the war, to make a cartoon version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; Geisel was credited as a co-producer, along with Jones, under his real name, "Ted Geisel". Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones ( September 21, 1912 &ndash February 22, 2002) was an American Animator, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known children's books by Dr The cartoon was very faithful to the original book, and is considered a classic by many to this day; it is often broadcast as an annual Christmas television special. Christmas themes have long been an inspiration to artists writers and weavers of folklore In 1970, an adaptation of Horton Hears a Who! was directed by Chuck Jones for MGM. Horton Hears a Who! is a 1954 book by Dr Seuss. It is the second Seuss book to feature Horton the Elephant, the first being Horton Hatches
From 1971 to 1982, Geisel wrote seven television specials, which were produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and aired on CBS: The Cat in the Hat (1971), The Lorax (1972), Dr. Seuss on the Loose (1973), The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975), Halloween is Grinch Night (1977), Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? (1980), and The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (1982). DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE was a Hollywood-based American animated production company active from 1963 to 1981 CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The Cat in the Hat was a 1971 American animated musical television special based on the 1957 Dr The Lorax is a children's book, written by Dr Seuss and first published in 1971 Dr Seuss on the Loose is an animated special for television first airing on CBS in October 15, 1973, and hosted by The Cat in the Hat The Hoober-Bloob Highway is an animated special written by Dr Halloween is Grinch Night is a animated Television special co-produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and Dr Pontoffel Pock Where Are You? is a 1980 animated television special written by Dr The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat is an Emmy Award -winning animated crossover starring two of Dr Several of the specials were nominated for and won multiple Emmy Awards.
A Soviet paint-on-glass-animated short film called Welcome (an adaptation of Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose) was made in 1986. A soviet (сове́т, "council" originally was a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia. Paint-on-glass animation is a technique for making animated films by manipulating slow-drying Oil paints on sheets of Glass. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose is a 1948 Children's book by Dr The last adaptation of Geisel's works before he died was The Butter Battle Book, a television special based on the book of the same name, directed by adult animation legend Ralph Bakshi. The Butter Battle Book is a rhyming story written by Dr Seuss. Ralph Bakshi (born October 29 1938 is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films Geisel himself called the special "the most faithful adaptation of his work. "
After Geisel died of cancer at the age of 87 in 1991, his widow Audrey Geisel was placed in charge of all licensing matters. She approved a live-action feature film version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! starring Jim Carrey, as well as a Seuss-themed Broadway musical called Seussical, and both premiered in 2000. Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as The Grinch) is a 2000 Academy Award winning live-action film from James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey (born January 17 1962 is a Canadian-American Film actor and Comedian. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Seussical is a musical based on the books of Dr Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The Grinch has had limited engagement runs on Broadway during the Christmas season, after premiering in 1998 (under the title How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where it has become a Christmas tradition. The Old Globe Theatre, located in San Diego, California, produces about 15 plays and Musicals annually including Shakespeare, in summer and In 2003, another live-action film was released, this time an adaptation of The Cat in the Hat that featured Mike Myers as the title character. Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 Live-action Film, based on the 1957 book, produced by Universal Studios, Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter and Film producer Audrey Geisel was vocal in her dislike of the film, especially the casting of Myers as the Cat in the Hat, and stated that there would be no further live-action adaptations of Geisel's books.  However, an animated CGI feature film adaptation of Horton Hears a Who! was approved, and was eventually released on March 14, 2008, to critical acclaim. Computer animation Computer-generated imagery (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of Computer graphics or more specifically 3D computer graphics Horton Hears a Who! (also known as Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!) is a 2008 computer-generated imagery animated film based on Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Two television programs have been adapted from Geisel's work. The first, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, was a mix of live-action and puppetry by Jim Henson Television, the producers of The Muppets. The Wubbulous World of Dr Seuss is a Live-action / Puppet Television series based on characters created by Dr Jim Henson Television is the television production arm of The Jim Henson Company. The Muppets are a group of Puppet characters created by Jim Henson. It aired for one season on Nickelodeon in the USA, from 1996 to 1997. Nickelodeon (commonly referred to as Nick) is an American Cable television network owned by Viacom International, founded in 1977 as Pinwheel The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The second, Gerald McBoing-Boing, is an animated television adaptation of Geisel's 1951 cartoon of the same name. Gerald McBoing-Boing is an Animated Children's television series based on the original cartoon. Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film produced by United Productions of America (UPA and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on January 25  Produced in Canada by Cookie Jar Entertainment, it ran from 2005 to 2007. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
Geisel's books and characters also feature in Seuss Landing, an "island" at the Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida. Universal's Islands of Adventure is a Theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Universal's Islands of Adventure is a Theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other Entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group Orlando is a major City in central Florida, USA and is the County seat of Orange County Florida. In an attempt to match Geisel's visual style, there are reportedly "no straight lines in Seuss Landing".