No American writer has had as great an impact on children’s literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories.
Theodor Seuss Geisel published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. Next came a string of best sellers, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. His rhymes and characters are beloved by generations. Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991, at the age of 87, in La Jolla, California.
The enduring popularity of his lovely children’s books would already earn plenty. The Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and Green Eggs and Ham are just of few of his famous tales. It’s one of the first books read to school children. Add to that theme parks, musicals, movies, and merchandise, and you’re talking about an empire.
Animated and live action, his books have been brought to the big screen with the likes of Jim Carrey as the Grinch and Mike Myers as the Cat in the Hat. Their success almost guarantees that we’ll see even more Sr Seuss in the cinemas.
Dr. Seuss continues to entertain and delight children and adults alike with his whimsical, brilliant, and unique tales, which will no doubt be entertaining everyone for years to come.