Dr Seuss, Aka. Theodore Geisel

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 Academy Awards – (Oscars), one of which was for a documentary made during WWII, NOT his children’s work. The other winner is a much more familiar Dr. Seuss work.

 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

 Pulitzer Prize

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?

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Dr. Seuss’s ABC

Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book

Fox in Socks

Great Day for Up!

Green Eggs and Ham

Happy Birthday to You!

Hop on Pop

Horton Hatches the Egg

Horton Hears a Who!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Hunches in Bunches

I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today!

I Can Draw It Myself

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

If I Ran the Circus

If I Ran the Zoo

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

McElligot’s Pool

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises!

My Book about ME

Oh Say Can You Say?

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

On Beyond Zebra!

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Scrambled Eggs Super!

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

The Butter Battle Book

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

The Cat in the Hat Song Book

The Cat’s Quizzer

The Foot Book

The King’s Stilts

The Lorax

The Seven Lady Godivas

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

The Sneetches and Other Stories

The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

You’re Only Old Once!

Ten Apples Up on Top!

I Wish That I Had Duck Feet

Come over to My House

The Eye Book

I Can Write

In a People House

Wacky Wednesday

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.

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