Dr. Seuss Analysis

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Children’s Author Presentation: Dr. Seuss
Anna Wagoner
EDRD 3301-02
West Texas A&M University
March 23, 2016

Abstract
Branded as Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel and his many works are beloved by children and adults alike. His creations such as The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! turned him into today’s superstar author for beginning readers (Pascal, 2011). Dr. Seuss is notorious for his wacky words and rhyming rhythms, but often forgotten for his work in the political world. He has received many honors in his lifetime, including the Laura Ingles Wilder Award (Elementary Children’s Literature). He also has an award, the Geisel Award, created in his honor for beginning readers books (ALSC, 2016).
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Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most as Dr. Seuss, is a children’s literature author with a variety of brilliantly playful beginning reader’s books, including Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. His works in literature and animation have earned him many awards and honors over the years, and his lifelong contributions will be carried on from generation to generation.
Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
Summary
Unsatisfied with his throne, Yertle the Turtle, king of the pond, orders the turtles around him to
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Seuss was not always called Dr. Seuss. He had used pen names before, such as “Oo-La-La-McCarty” and “Theo LeSieg,” but it was not until he got into some serious trouble in college before he became known as “Seuss” (Pascal, 2011). One night Theodor threw a party while attending Dartmouth, where he was the editor-in-chief of the humor magazine (Klein, 2012). After being caught with bootleg gin, with prohibition still active, Geisel lost his job in the magazine, but had to figure out another way to get his works into it; thus began his pseudonym “Seuss” (Klein, 2012). He later added the “Dr.” to it after disappointing his father for not completing his studies at Oxford (Pascal,
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