An Annotated Guide to Works by Theodor Geisel in All Media, Writings About Him, and Appearances of Characters and Places in the Books, Stories and Films
Author: Richard H.F. Lindemann
Category: Literary Criticism
Theodor Seuss Geisel—known worldwide as the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss—produced a body of work that spans more than 70 years. Though most often associated with children’s books, he frequently contributed cartoons and humorous essays to popular magazines, produced effective and memorable advertising campaigns (“Quick, Henry, the Flit!”), and won Oscars and Emmys for motion picture productions, animated shorts, and features. As founder and president of Beginner Books, his influence on children’s book publishing was revolutionary, especially in the field of elementary readers. Geisel’s prolific career—he wrote or contributed illustrations to more than 75 books, most of which have been reprinted repeatedly and translated worldwide—and his predilection for made-up creatures make this joint bibliography and iconography especially useful to readers and researchers. The exhaustive bibliography is arranged chronologically, providing full bibliographic information, including translations as they appear, reissue information, and descriptions of the binding. The iconography links more than 900 fictional names, places and terms to the works in which they appear. For the reader seeking a first edition of Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit (How the Grinch Stole Christmas! translated into Latin) or hoping to identify “abrasion-contusions” (race cars in If I Ran the Circus!), this work promises as much discovery as a walk down Mulberry Street.
Philip Nel takes a fascinating look into the key aspects of Seuss's career - his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination." "Nel argues convincingly that Dr. Seuss is one of the most influential poets in America. His nonsense verse, like that of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, has changed language itself, giving us new words like "nerd." And Seuss's famously loopy artistic style - what Nel terms an "energetic cartoon surrealism" - has been equally important, inspiring artists like filmmaker Tim Burton and illustrator Lane Smith. --from back cover
Containing four miniature hardback editions of Dr. Seuss' most popular books, this charming boxed set makes the ideal gift for children and adults alike this Christmas. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss' best-loved creation, features the mischievous feline with a wicked sense of fun who creates havoc and mayhem around the home of two unsuspecting children. How the Grinch Stole Christmas tells the tale of the grumpy Grinch who plots to steal Christmas from the good citizens of Who-ville, only to discover that he's not as cold-hearted as he thought. Fox in Socks contains some of the funniest and most crazed tongue-twisters ever written, while Green Eggs and Ham, with its vocabulary of only 50 words, proves how hilarious Dr. Seuss can be even with the most limited word usage.
The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel
Author: Richard H. Minear
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
“A fascinating collection” of wartime cartoons from the beloved children’s author and illustrator (The New York Times Book Review). For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But 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” (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s cartoons, alongside “insightful” commentary by the historian Richard H. Minear that places them in the context of the national climate they reflect (Booklist). Pulitzer Prize–winner Art Spiegelman’s introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time. “A shocker—this cat is not in the hat!” —Studs Terkel
Containing five rib-tickling stories, Dr. Seuss's Fabulously Funny Collection is a fantastic read for all fans. titles include: I Wish that I Had Duck Feet I Had trouble In Getting to Solla Sollew I Can Read With My Eyes Shut there's a Wocket In My Pocket Daisy-Head Mayzie
Before his worldwide fame as a bestselling children’s author, Dr. Seuss was a magazinewriter and cartoonist. His genius mix of visual hilarity, nonsense language, and absurdisthumor illuminates this entertaining compilation of items from the Doctor’s early — and oftenforgotten — career. Includes features for periodicals such as Judge, Life, College Humor, andLiberty.Reprint of The Tough Coughs As He Ploughs the Dough: Early Writings and Cartoons, WilliamMorrow & Company, Inc., 1987
Curl up and chill out with this winter-themed omnibus including four ebooks based on the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! With two based on the PBS Kids' holiday special The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! (A Reindeer's First Christmas and New Friends for Christmas), and two based on the TV show (A Long Winter's Nap--a story about hibernation), and Flight of the Penguin (a story about—what else?—penguins), this is a perfect holiday gift that can be enjoyed long beyond the holidays!
Featuring three Little Golden Books based on the hit PBS Kids' TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this omnibus makes an ideal gift for holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds. In The Thinga-ma-jigger Is Coming Today!, readers are introduced to the cast of the TV show; in Bamboozled, the Cat and Co. visit with a panda and learn about its favorite food (bamboo); and in Born to Run, the gang go swimming upstream with a spawning salmon. Perfect for new viewers of the show—as well as die-hard fans—this is a seasonless gift that will keep on giving!