Posts Tagged: Dr. Seuss
In addition to being a world famous children’s writer, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was also a prolific artistic who produced dozens of illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. “Geisel dubbed his secret collection, containing about 200 works, the ‘Midnight Paintings,’” the Toronto Star writes....more
The former Black Flag frontman has never been short on rants or the impulse to tear down whatever bullshit he can find. Henry Rollins’s latest target: Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. He picks apart the work for its dated failure to support gender equality, race, drug use… you name it....more
The publication of Dr. Seuss’s What Pet Should I Get? is a welcome surprise for kids of all ages. But the question of why the book was not published during Seuss’s lifetime remains unanswered. Was it lost in the shuffle? The New York Times Sunday Book Review explores a more interesting explanation....more
The world’s first museum dedicated to the life and work of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, is set to open in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts as soon as 2016. The venture will be a welcome addition to the museum circuit of western Mass, already home to the Art Picture Book Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Yiddish Book Center, and will be a lively center for education programs as well as cultural artifacts....more
“The creative vision of author and illustrator Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, introduced fantastic characters into the imaginations of generations of kids. Now, two decades after his death, a new book, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, is reintroducing a collection of Geisel’s more obscure tales, including Gustav the Goldfish and Tadd and Todd.”...more
Children’s books are teaching all kinds of lessons and not just the morals-heavy, value-driven ones that are meant to stave off latent delinquency.
Read between the lines of children’s lit and you can brush up on some conceptual economics. One can begin to understand economic efficiency by reading Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, or learn the perils of overindulgent consumersim (remember what happened to Veruca in Charlie and the Chocoloate Factory?)....more
Searching for the lost, but once published stories of Dr. Seuss, Charles Cohen unearthed a slew of magazine covers that Ted Geisel had created back in the 1920’s.
With some sleuth-style hunting, he found old magazines containing these stories and after some online posting, an associate publisher/VP at Random House, who had formerly been the art director for Geisel’s last books, snatched up the magazines....more