Dr. Seuss ( Theodor Seuss Geisel ) is/was and American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. He has also written under the name Theo LeSieg and in one case Rosetta Stone. He published 44 children’s books, some of which have been made into movies. Most people don’t know that he worked as an illustrator for several advertising campaigns, and as a political cartoonist for a New York City Newspaper called the PM were he drew over 400 political cartoons, mostly supporting President Roosevelt’s handling of the war. While in the U.S. Army he worked on an animated film named “Design for Death” which won an Academy award in 1947. Also, Gerald McBoing-Boing, which was based on one of his original stories won an Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1950. His birthday, February 29th or March 1st, has been adopted as the National Read Across America Day.
I think Dr. Seuss is not only one of the greatest Children’s book authors and illustrators. I don’t think he’s given much credit today even though his books are part of most if not all children’s every reading life.