Dr Seuss, Aka. Theodore GeiselPosted: October 26, 2011 | |
We all know and love The Cat in the Hat, or All the Places You will Go. Dr. Seuss started his career writing and illustrating for adults (including a WWII propaganda film/ troop education stint), and moved to children’s books after a suggestion from his publisher. (yay publisher!)
In his life, he published over 40 books which have been translated into over 15 languages and sold millions of copies. In addition to writing under the Dr Seuss pseudonym, he also used Theo Le Seig & Rosetta Stone (not the software).
From those works and the animated films based on them, Dr Seuss was awarded these prizes:
2 Emmy Awards- I assume these are for the animated Cat in the Hat & the Grinch, but I can’t find any documentation.
Laura Ingals Wilder Medal
Surprisingly, Dr. Seuss NEVER won the Caldecott (award for picture books) or the Newberry Prize; both of which are well-known and well-regarded prizes for children’s literature. 3 of his books were Caldecott runners up though (McElligot’s Pool (1937), Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1939), and If I Ran the Zoo (1950)).
Do you remember all these?
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
Great Day for Up!
Hunches in Bunches
I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today!
I Can Draw It Myself
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises!
My Book about ME
Oh Say Can You Say?
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
The Cat in the Hat Song Book
The Cat’s Quizzer
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!
Ten Apples Up on Top!
The Eye Book
I Can Write
In a People House
The Many Mice of Mr. Brice a.k.a. The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?
Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!
Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet!
The Tooth Book
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!!
There is a national memorial to him and his beloved works. For more information, click HERE.