Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr.
Seuss – was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield,
Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New
Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a
magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon
turned his many talents to writing children’s books, and his first
book – And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street – was
published in 1937.
His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books. In all Dr. Seuss wrote more than 40 children's books during a career that spanned over 50 years, picking up numerous awards, including two Emmy awards for television and a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation along the way.
Praise for Dr. Seuss: “[Dr. Seuss] has…instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]” The Telegraph “Dr. Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses” The Express “The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf” Sunday Times Magazine “The author… has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme” The Guardian