Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite children’s literature icons to smile about.
This genius, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, knew children are intelligent folks who deserved lively literature.
His advertising work called for short, often rhyming blurbs that were also action packed & provided a fine catalyst for his real avocation ahead. His doodles from an early age proved his hands were hot-wired to an artist’s heart.
A cool part of the Theodor Geisel book world is his very own flag. His publishing house (where he also worked as an editor, RANDOM HOUSE) flew the Dr. Seuss flag at its Westminister, Md. warehouse, while his books were being shipped out.
For more on this national treasure, please see “Dr. Seuss from Then to Now,” A Catalogue of the Retrospective Exhibition, (organized by the San Diego Museum of Art, 1986. This catalogue/hardback book is the source of these tantalizing facts & many more…)