The Stories Behind 10 Dr. Seuss Books | Mental FlossTheodor Seuss Geisel—who was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, —wasn't actually a doctor at least not until his alma mater, Dartmouth, gave him an honorary PhD , but his unique poetic meter and leap-off-the-page illustrations made him one of the most successful children's writers in history. Here's a little background on some of his greatest hits. The Lorax is widely recognized as Dr. Seuss's take on environmentalism and how humans are destroying nature. Groups within the logging industry weren't very happy about it and later sponsored The Truax —a similar book, but from the logging point of view.
Political messages of Dr. Seuss
The political messages of Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss , are found in many of his books. Geisel, a cartoonist and author for children, was also a liberal and a moralist who expressed his views in his books through the use of ridicule, satire , wordplay, nonsense words, and wild drawings to take aim at bullies , hypocrites , and demagogues. Geisel's political ideas can be found in books such as: The Lorax , Marvin K. Geisel also had a career in making political cartoons. This was during the two years that he was the chief editorial cartoonist
Daisy-Head Mayzie , My Many Colored Days , Hooray For Diffendoofer Day , The Bippoloseed and Other Lost Stories , Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More , What Pet Should I Get , Books Written, but not Illustrated by Dr.