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The Resource Becoming Dr. Seuss

Becoming Dr. Seuss

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Becoming Dr. Seuss
Title
Becoming Dr. Seuss
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Summary
The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. Whimsical and wonderful, his work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. The silly, simple rhymes are a bottomless well of magic, his illustrations timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, Horton, and so many more, are his troupe of beloved, and uniquely Seussian, creations. Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books—remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man on an important mission. He introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well. Agonizing over word choices and rhymes, touching up drawings sometimes for years, he upheld a rigorous standard of perfection for his work. Geisel took his responsibility as a writer for children seriously, talking down to no reader, no matter how small. And with classics like Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Geisel delighted them while they learned. Suddenly, reading became fun. Coming right of the heels of George Lucas and bestselling Jim Henson, Brian Jay Jones is quickly developing a reputation as a master biographer of the creative geniuses of our time
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Jones, Brian Jay
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Becoming Dr. Seuss
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d2594ba5-8ff1-468a-aea7-c45a763d4501
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524742805
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Becoming Dr. Seuss
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d2594ba5-8ff1-468a-aea7-c45a763d4501
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781524742805
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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