Monday, January 23, 2012
Theodor Seuss Geisel
When you think of Dr. Seuss you probably think of rhyming books that sometimes may not make any sense at all. However, I bet you didn't know that many of Dr. Seuss' books were written in order to help both adults and students with events that were happening during Seuss' time. I found this to be very interesting because I never would have linked books like The Lorax to the environment or Yertle the Turtle to Hitler, "Hitler was an important person in Dr. Seuss' life, not in a good way of course, and so it was only fair that he write a book that was about Hitler in a kid friendly language so that they would better understand what was going on". Dr. Seuss had 2 main goals during his writing career. The first was to help children with everyday events with the use of humor and the second was to make reading fun and enjoyable for the children.
The source that had a lot of good information about Dr. Seuss was the book called Dr. Seuss, by Koekholl and Kallen. http://www.amazon.com/Inventors-Creators-Boekhoff-Stuart-Kallen/dp/0737709979/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327332057&sr=1-1