Dr. Seuss | Biography, Books and FactsHis work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. Geisel adopted the name "Dr. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford. He left Oxford in to begin his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair , Life , and various other publications. During World War II , he took a brief hiatus from children's literature to illustrate political cartoons, and he also worked in the animation and film department of the United States Army where he wrote, produced or animated many productions — both live-action and animated — including Design for Death , which later won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations , including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical , and four television series.
Doctor Seuss, 1904-1991: A Children's Writer for All Ages
Theodor Seuss Geisel March 2, —Sept. Many of Dr. Geisel was a shy married man who never had children of his own, but he found a way as the author "Dr. Seuss" to spark children's imaginations around the world. With the use of silly words that set an original theme, tone, and mood for his stories, as well as curlicue drawings of rascally animals, Geisel created books that became beloved favorites of children and adults alike. Wildly popular, Dr.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss , published over 60 children's books over the course of his long career.
Doctor Seuss was the name used by Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was famous because of the books he wrote for children. They combine humorous words, funny pictures, and social opinion. Mister Geisel also illustrated his books with pictures of funny creatures and plants. He did not receive training in art.