Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Theodor Seuss Geisel

Or, as you know him, Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904.

I remember him best for Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs 'n Ham and more recently his Horton Hears a Who made into a motion picture, his whirling trisyllabic rhymes, his word pictures that forced you to think outside the box (like...One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish). Of course his illustrations are equally amazing and distinctive.

Lesser known, he also worked as a political cartoonist, especially during WWII, which have been collected in Dr. Seuss Goes to War.

He died in 1991.

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