Theodor Geisel, the Man behind Dr. Seuss


Theodor Geisel, while using pen name of Dr. Seuss wrote 50 plus books for children. While his first children’s book, Also to Believe that I First viewed it On Mulberry Street was published in 1937 and that he had many successful books following it, his real genius emerged in 1957 with all the Cat inside the Hat. The Cat inside the Hat was the first Dr. Seuss book written with all the idea of teaching children to read. It was an immediate smash sensation. Interestingly, it did not sell well in schools (where one might have expected plenty of interest in teaching reading). Instead it absolutely was the trade edition that flew off bookstore shelves, it’s popularity spread by word of mouth among both kids and parents.

Dr Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s perhaps most obviously works, published from your 50’s to the 70’s, were evidence of his amazing talent like a cartoonist, a poet and, of course, a writer. From “The Cat inside the Hat”, “Green Eggs and Ham” or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” to “Horton Hears a Who!”, “The Lorax” or “Oh, the Places You'll Go!”, the impact of Dr. Seuss on children’s books and also on children themselves grew, being acknowledged by the impressive quantity of sales as well as the admiration and respect critics all over the world manifested for the author and his awesome masterpieces.

Dr Seuss

His type of making learn-to-read books fun spawned the fishing line of Beginner Books randomly House which first Ted and then Helen Geisel helped shape and direct. Dr. Seuss’s fame grew as his book sales climbed, but he remained largely a private person. Theodor Geisel declared children were often surprised and disappointed after they met him. As quoted within the Lakeland Ledger on March 25, 1984, Geisel said, “When I show up, they appear at me and say, ‘What are you currently doing here? Where’s Dr. Seuss?’ They’re never satisfied with me since i don’t fit their description. They expect me to become wearing a big silly hat. They want my nose to illuminate. And when none of those things happens, they end up disappointed and disappear completely and new troops arrive.”

Since Theodor Geisel passed away iin 1991 new biographies happen to be written and additional analysis of his writing, drawing and life. Most recently an account, The Day I Met Dr. Seuss tells the fictional story of a litttle lady who seeks to find out why is Dr. Seuss this kind of marvel. Because of the dramatic impact Dr. Seuss had on children’s books, it's no surprise authors are still currently talking about him today.