Monday, March 2, 2009

The Political Dr. Seuss



Source: Google Video

In celebration of Theodor Geisel's 105th birthday come's this biographical film of the all-time best-selling children's author known to millions as simply "Dr. Seuss."
"Most people know Dr. Seuss as the man behind 'The Cat in the Hat.' But how many know that 'Yertle the Turtle' was modeled after Hitler--or that Dr. Seuss created WWII political cartoons that denounced racism, isolationism and other issues of the day. 'The Political Dr. Seuss' reveals how popular children's author Theodor Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers, but better people as well."
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In the Library:
  • Cohen, Charles D. 2004. The Seuss, the whole Seuss, and nothing but the Seuss: a visual biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel. New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
  • Geisel, Theodor Seuss. 1995. The secret art of Dr. Seuss. New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
  • Kemp, James W. 2004. The Gospel according to Dr. Seuss: [snitches, sneeches, and other creachas]. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • MacDonald, Ruth K. 1988. Dr. Seuss. Boston: Twayne Publishers. [link: WorldCat]
  • Minear, Richard H., Theodor Seuss Geisel, Seuss, and Art Spiegelman. 1999. Dr. Seuss goes to war: the World War II editorial cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel. New York: New Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Morgan, Judith, and Neil Morgan. 1995. Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: a biography. New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
  • Nel, Philip. 2004. Dr. Seuss: American icon. New York: Continuum. [link: WorldCat]
  • Seuss. 1986. You're only old once! New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
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