Dr. Seuss

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BORN    1904 March 2, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

DIED    1991 September 24, La Jolla, California,  USA

STUDIES

Springfield Public Schools, Dartmouth College, A.B.  1925; Lincoln College, Oxford, England 1925-26
Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon.), Dartmouth, 1956
American International College. 1968
Lake Forest College, Doctor of Literature (Hon.), 1977
J.F. Kennedy University 1983
Doctor of Fine Arts, Princeton University. 1985
Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon.), Brown University. 1987

EARLY MAGAZINE  ILLUSTRATIONS AND  STORIES

Judge, Life, College Humor, Vanity Fair, Redbook, The Saturday Evening Post

ADVERTISING CAREER

Magazines, Newspapers Posters and Television – – 15 years with Standard Oil of New Jersey (originator of “Quick, Henry! The Flit!”, ESSO Marine Products (Seuss Navy): Ford Motor Company

MILITAIRY SERVICE

World War II (1943-46): Captain to Lt. Colonel:, U.S. Army Signal Corps and Information and Education Division.  Served in U.S. and European Theater. Legion of Merit for educational and international films.

MOTION PICTURES

“Your Job In Germany,” written and produced for Army.  Later released by Warner Brothers as “Hitler Lives.” Received Academy Award, Best Documentary Short, 1946.
“Design for Death,” written in collaboration Helen Palmer Geisel. A history of the Japanese people.
RKO. Received Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature, 1947. “Gerald McBoing-Boing, ” animated cartoon. Received Academy Award

ANIMATED TELEVISION SPECIALS

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Peabody Award, 1971
“Horton Hears a Who,” Peabody Award, 1971
“The Cat In the Hat,”
“The Lorax,” Critics Award, International Animated Cartoon Festival, Zagreb, 1972; Silver Medal, International Film and TV Festival of New York, 1972
“Dr. Seuss on the Loose”
“Hoober Bloob Highway”
“Halloween is Grinch Nigh,” Emmy Award, Best Children’s Special, 1977
“Pontoffel Pock Where Are You”
“The Grinch Grinches The Cat In the Hat,” Emmy Award, Best Children’s Special, 1982

PUBLISHING        

President, Beginner Books, A Division of Random House, Inc.

SPECIAL TRIBUTES

First “Outstanding California Author” Award, California Association of Teachers of English
1976    Los Angeles County Library Association Award
1974    Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association
1980    Regina Medal, The Catholic Library Association
1982    Special Award for Distinguished Service to Children, National Association of Elementary School Principals
1982    Pulitzer Prize
1984    New York Public Library Literary Lion
1986    And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (originally published by Vanguard Press 1937, reissued 1989) The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (originally published by Vanguard Press 1937, reissued 1989)

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA CONTINUED

The King’s Stilts (1939)
Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
McElligot’s Pool (1947), a Caldencott Honor Book
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948)
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1949), a Caldencott Honor Book
If I Ran the Zoo (1950), a Caldencott Honor Book
Scrambled Eggs Super (1953)
Horton Hears a Who (1954)
On Beyond Zebra (1955)
If I Ran the Circus (1956)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
Yertle the Turtle (1958)
Happy Birthday to You (1959)
The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961)
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book (1962)
I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew (1965)
The Cat In the Hat Songbook (1967)
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today and Other Stories (1969)
I Can Draw It Myself (1970, reissued 1986)
The Lorax (1971), a NCSS Notable Children’s Trade Book/ Social Studies
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
Hunches in Bunches (1982)
The Butter Battle Book (1984)
You’re Only Old Once (adult – 1986), released in celebration of Seuss’s 82nd birthday
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990)
Six By Seuss (1991)

Beginner Books

The Cat In the Hat (1957)
The Cat In the Hat Comes Back (1958)
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
Hop On Pop (1963)
Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book (1963)
Fox in Socks (1965)
My Books About Me (1969)
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think (1975)
The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (1978)
Oh, Say Can You Say? (1979)
I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! (1987)

Bright & Early Books

The Fool Book (1968)
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? (1970)
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
There’s a Wocket in My Pocket (1974)
Great Day for Up! (1974)

Books & Cassettes For Young Listeners

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Hop On Pop
The Cat In the Hat
I Can Read With My Eyes Hut!
The Cat In the Hat Comes Back
The Lorax
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
Oh Say Can You Say?
Fox in Socks
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!
Green Eggs and Ham
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Horton Hatches the Egg
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Did I Ever Yell You How Lucky You Are?
Horton Hears A Who!
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories
Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? And The Foot Book
There’s a Wocket in My pocket and Marvin K. Mooney
Will You Please Go Now!

Beginner Book Videos

The Cat In the Hat Comes Back
Dr. Seuss’s ABC
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Hop On Pop
I am Not Going to Get Up Today!
2 Dr. Seuss Favorites: Green Eggs and Ham and It
Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss Video Classics
Horton Hatches the Egg/ if I Ran the Circus
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Did I Ever Yell You How Lucky You Are?
Horton Hears A Who!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss Musical Specials Videos:
The Cat In the Hat Gets Grinched
Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?
It’s Grinch Night!
Spanish Beginner Books Video
Un pez dos peces rojo pez azul  (One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish)