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Theodor Seuss Geisel: The Early Works of Dr. Seuss Volume 2: Dr. Seuss Will Continue to Influence a
by Dr. Seuss
Recognised as the most popular children's book author of the 20th century, Theodore Geisel (aka Dr Seuss) had a career in illustration that varied widely before he wrote his first book for children. This book brings together some of these cartoons, adverts and images.
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published by Checker Book Publishing Group
(first published February 28th 2011)
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Before writing his first children’s book "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", published in 1937, Geisel worked as a political cartoonist, an advertising illustrator, and a documentary filmmaker. Checker collects some of the rarer, never before published cartoons created by Geisel. Volume 2 includes magazine and book illustrations, advertising illustrations, and other rare pieces.
War propaganda creeps the crap out of me, particularly the dehumanizing depictions of the enemy variant that Geisel comes up with - a common thing for its time, and seen regularly in satire now - but I can see well indeed why his was effective from this. Now I just need to bleach my brain a bit, have a cuppa, and read some of his more modern material.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto ...moreMore about Dr. Seuss...