Contributor biographical information for Yertle the turtle and other stories / by Dr. Seuss.


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Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.__After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.__His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,__appeared in several leading American magazines.__Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!__In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books.__This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.__Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.__In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.__Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.__]]


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Children's stories, American.
Stories in rhyme.
Turtles -- Fiction.
Jealousy -- Fiction.
Pride and vanity -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Fantasy.